Crystal Palace are set to agree a £8m deal to sign Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald.

According to Sky Sports , Palace are closing in on an agreement with Ajax, which is expected to be made later this week.

Ajax’s director of football – former Arsenal midfielder – Marc Overmars is willing to let Reidewald go due to his lack of game time last season.

Reidewald was deployed in a holding midfield role, despite being known as more of a right-back or central defender.

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The 20-year-old is now expected to sign for Palace in the coming days and link up with his compatriot Frank De Boer for pre-season.

The defender could be set to compete with Joel Ward for a spot at right-back next season as Palace look to kick on from a disappointing campaign last year.

Crystal Palace completed the signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea earlier today. He will wear the number eight shirt.

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