Ajax have completed the signing of AZ Alkmaar defensive midfielder Demy De Zeeuw.
The Holland international has moved to the Amsterdam Arena for an undisclosed fee, although the transfer is thought to be worth €7.5 million.
The 26-year-old had been at Alkmaar for the past four seasons, and won the Eredivisie title with the club last season.
However, the departure of manager Louis van Gaal to German giants Bayern Munich seems to have brought the end of this era for the team.
Now De Zeeuw has followed him out of the DSB Stadion, joining title rivals Ajax.
The Sons of the Gods are currently going through a transition stage under new manager Martin Jol, and the club are aiming to make a big push for the Dutch title this season.
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager has stated his intentions with the club, and it is believed that the team are finally ready to make a challenge for the Eredivisie crown, after five years without a league trophy.
The club could also be set to take new Barcelona striker Keirrison, who could join on a season-long loan.
De Zeeuw played 119 league games for AZ, scoring 15 goals, and will add some bite to the Ajax midfield next season.
Nick Turner, Goal.com