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Morocco's El Hamdaoui signs for Dutch club Ajax

Morocco striker Mounir El Hamdaoui
Morocco's Mounir El Hamdaoui has signed for Dutch club Ajax

Morocco striker Mounir El Hamdaoui has signed for Ajax from their Dutch rivals AZ Alkmaar on a four-year contract, for an undisclosed feee.

El Hamdaoui helped Alkmaar to win the Dutch title in 2009 as he finished as the league's top scorer with 23 goals.

He scored a total of 50 times in 80 league matches for Alkmaar.

"I've known the coach for a while and I have a good relationship with him, he is one of the reasons I have come to Ajax."El Hamdaoui said.

The striker previously worked with Ajax coach Martin Jol at Tottenham in the English Premier League, although he never played for the London club.

El Hamdaoui will not be eligible to play in next week's second leg of Ajax's Champions League qualifier against PAOK in Greece.

PAOK held Ajax to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday in Amsterdam.



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