Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong leaves the pitch during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Ajax Amsterdam and Excelsior at The Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam on Sunday. Photograph: Olaf KRAAK/ ANP/ AFP

Champions League quarter-final, second leg: Juventus v Ajax, Tuesday, 8pm - Live Virgin Media One, BT Sport 2 Ajax Amsterdam are hopeful midfielder F(...)

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars  and chief executive Edwin van der Sar celebrate the club’s victory  over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday night. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Last summer, seven of Ajax’s brightest stars were summoned to a room at the Dutch club’s training facility. Edwin van der Sar, the goalkeeper-turned-c(...)

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu  with Dutch player Frenkie de Jong,  in Amsterdam last week. Barcelona has announced signing the Ajax midfielder for €75 million plus a possible €11 million in add-ons. Photograph:  EPA

What sort of emotions do footballers feel upon signing the contract that takes them to one of the biggest clubs in the world? Jubilation, exhilaration(...)