Ajax Amsterdam terminated the contract of Abdelhak Nouri, victim of brain damage in July 2017
after heart attack during friendly match, reports Dutch daily From Telegraaf.
According to the newspaper, the club made the decision because of a clause in Nouri’s contract, which provided for his automatic extension on the same conditions from July 1, 2020.
The club recognizes its responsibilities
Former great hope of the Amsterdam club, Abdelhak Nouri, 22, has been in a vegetative state for almost three years. The midfielder, nicknamed “Appie”, suddenly collapsed during a preparation match between Ajax Amsterdam and Werder Bremen, Austria.
The young man’s family seized the Federation’s arbitration board in June 2018, claiming compensation from the club to pay for his life’s care. Shortly thereafter, the Ajaccides agreed to assume full responsibility for the player’s failed care after the player’s accident and apologized to Nouri’s relatives. Nouri’s family is still in negotiations with Ajax to reach a financial settlement.