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Football Manager 2020 Ajax team guide: Transfer budget, building blocks, best young players & who to sell

Football Manager 2020 Ajax – The 2019 Champions League semi-finalists lost two key players last summer but still have the best squad in the Eredivisie. They made over £160m in transfer profit, of which, they reinvested £50m into new players.

That means you are left with an elite squad and a hefty transfer budget. But you will have to make do without two of last season’s most important players in FM20. Frenkie De Jong joined Barcelona for £65m and Matthijs De Ligt joined Juventus in a deal worth £74m.

For more on which teams to take charge of, check out our list of the 25 best teams to manage on FM20 by clicking here.


Starting Finances – Football Manager 2020 Ajax

Transfer budget = £64.59m

Wage budget = £1k/week


Building Blocks – Football Manager 2020 Ajax

Hakim Ziyech

fm20 ziyechTransfer Value = £32.5m

Wages = £56k/week

Contract Expiry Date = 2022

Age = 26

Best Attributes = Flair (17), Anticipation (17), Agility (17), First Touch (16), Passing (16)

In most game saves, Ziyech won’t have yet joined Chelsea, as is set to happen in real life after Ajax and the Blues agreed upon a £37m transfer set to take place in the summer of 2020. However, in FM20, Ziyech is still under contract three years at the start of a new game save.

However, it won’t be easy keeping hold of the talented winger, who provided 16 league goals and 17 assists last season.


Nicolas Tagliafico

fm20 tagliaficoTransfer Value = £16.5m

Wages = £21.5k/week

Contract Expiry Date = 2022

Age = 26

Best Attributes = Work Rate (18), Bravery (17), Leadership (16), Marking (16), Stamina (16)

Also a fan favourite in FIFA 20 Career Mode and FUT, the Argentine defender is one of the best defenders at the club and overall solid left back.

His attacking prowess is also highly desirable for sides which like to deploy attacking full-backs, but like Ziyech, it will be a challenge keeping hold of him.


Best Young Players – Football Manager 2020 Ajax

Ryan Gravenburch

fm20 gravenberchCurrent Ability = 115

Potential Ability = 150-180

Best Attributes = First Touch (15), Technique (14), Dribbling (14), Decisions (14), Agility (14)

Gravenberch appears to be the best club’s best young prospect on FM20 and looks ready to gatecrash the first-team here and there in your first season.

The 17-year-old Dutch centre midfielder has all the attributes needed to make him an elite playmaker one day.


Sergino Dest

fm20 dest football manager 2020 ajaxCurrent Ability = 124

Potential Ability = 140-170

Best Attributes = Acceleration (15), Pace (15), Technique (15), Crossing (14), First Touch (14)

The 18-year-old American right-back isn’t too far off of taking Joel Veltman’s spot as the starting right-back, but may need some development first.


Players To Consider Selling – FM 20 Ajax

Daley Blind

fm20 daley blind football manager 2020 ajaxTransfer Value – £16m

Wage – £26k/week

Contract Expiry Date – 2022

Age – 29


Razvan Marin

fm20 marin football manager 2020 ajaxTransfer Value£11.75m

Wage – £21.5k/week

Contract Expiry Date – 2024

Age – 23


After you’ve read up our Football Manager 2020 Ajax team guide, check out our list of the most valuable players at every position on FM20 by clicking here.
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