Lack Of Time Frustrated Bas Dost Move From Heerenveen To Ajax For €4.5 Million

Bas Dost was set to leave Heerenveen for Ajax for a fee of €4.5 million, but time ran out and the deal eventually collapsed.
According to a report in De Telegraaf, in contradiction to earlier reports, Eredivisie sides Ajax and Heerenveen did reach an agreement about the transfer of young attacker Bas Dost from Friesland to the Amsterdam ArenA.

The Amsterdam giants were desperate to land a new attacker on deadline day of the transfer window because of the departure of Luis Suarez to Liverpool and the Godenzonen had set their sights on the 21-year-old Dost.

However, Ajax supposedly failed to reach an agreement with Heerenveen about a transfer fee and the deal eventually collapsed. The latest reports suggest that Ajax and Heerenveen did agree a transfer fee though and that the only reason the move didn't take place was a lack of time to get the necessary paperwork done.

The two clubs agreed by phone on a transfer fee of €4.5 million with a possible add-on of €500,000 should Ajax win the Eredivisie in the next five years. Additionally, Heerenveen would get 15 per cent of the transfer fee Ajax received if they sold Dost again.

Time was running out though and the deal wasn't completed in time to let Dost move to Amsterdam. According to legal expert Jan Kabalt, the promising striker could now move to Ajax at the end of the season for the agreed transfer fee if the Amsterdam side are still interested in Dost come June 2011.

Dost also tried to force a transfer by starting an arbitration case, but the Netherlands under-21 star lost the case.

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