Cuenca: Frank de Boer played major role in Ajax decision

The young striker is delighted to have joined the Dutch giants for the remainder of the season, where he hopes to learn off former Barca stars Frank de Boer and Marc Overmars

Barcelona forward Cuenca admits Ajax coach Frank de Boer had a "major" impact in his decision to join the club on loan in January.

The Spain Under-23 International has missed most of this season with a knee injury, but is eager to get his career back on track in Netherlands.

When discussing his move, Cuenca told reporters he was delighted to sign for the Amsterdam giants and to learn off the former Blaugrana players.

"I am very happy to be here. I could have gone to many other clubs, but Ajax's 4-3-3 style of play is similar to Barcelona.

“The presence of the former Barcelona players Frank de Boer and Marc Overmars played a major role. They knew me well and wanted me.”

The 21-year-old Spaniard, who has scored twice in La Liga, went on to state that he is fully fit and ready to play when called upon by coach De Boer.

He said: "I hope to play this weekend, but that is a decision of the coach. Now I am 100 per cent fit. I feel healthy and strong.”