Panathinaikos Chasing Ajax forward Leonardo

Greek giants Panathinaikos are interested in signing Ajax attacker Leonardo...

According to De Telegraaf, Ajax's versatile attacker Leonardo de Vitor Santiago has attracted the interest of Greek outfit Panathinaikos. The Champions League hopefuls have reportedly already made an offer for the Brazilian forward.

"Panathinaikos have contacted me about the possibility to buy Leonardo. Nevertheless, we're reluctant to let go of him and they have to table a serious amount of money to make us change our mind about Leonardo," said technical director Danny Blind.

The tricky attacker started his professional career at Feyenoord, but a knee injury initially prevented his definite breakthrough. However, he left Feyenoord for NAC, where he impressed with a string of good performances and earned a transfer to Ajax.

He failed to live up to the expectations at Ajax though and never secured regular first team football in Amsterdam. The 25-year-old is mainly warming the bench this campaign, but has still managed to score some important goals.

Stefan Coerts,