Go Ahead Eagles complete Hendriks deal

Newly-promoted Eredivisie outfit Go Ahead Eagles have completed the signing of Sam Hendriks on a three-year deal from Ajax.

The 21-year-old striker leaves the Dutch giants after failing to establish himself within their first-team set-up.

Hendriks had one year left on his contract with de Godenzonen but only managed a solitary appearance for Frank de Boer's side last term.

The Netherlands Under-21 international admitted his excitement about the move and is keen to repay the Pride of the IJssel Kowet for the faith they've showed in handing him a chance to shine in the top flight.

"The club Go Ahead with the entourage at the stadium, the fanatical fans and sometimes intimidating atmosphere has determined my choice," he told the club's official website. 

"I think that's fantastic. I had several options in the Eredivisie, but Go Ahead was the most vigorous. From the three-year contract that has offered me the club speaks a lot of confidence.

"It is now up to me to repay that trust. I'm not afraid of the competition by Leon de Kogel. If he stays, I'm going to fight. At every club there is competition."

Hendriks scored 14 goals in 28 games in the second division of Dutch football for Jong Ajax last season.