Home Ligue 1 Lille Lille agree fee with Ajax for centre-back Sven Botman

Lille agree fee with Ajax for centre-back Sven Botman

Lille have agreed a fee with Ajax for their highly-rated defender Sven BotmanDe Telegraaf reports.

The 20-year-old spent the latest Eredivisie season on loan at Heerenveen and impressed.

Ajax had planned for him to be a central part of their team in the future, but he is heading to Ligue 1.

According to Mike Verweij of De Telegraaf, Lille will pay between €8m and €9m after Ajax accepted their bid.

The left-footed Dutch under-20 international will sign a five-year deal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Botman is expected to replace Brazil defender Gabriel Magalhaes, who is close to joining Napoli in Serie A.

Atalanta were also keen on Botman but never made the expected offer.

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