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[VIDEO] Ajax cancel Abdelhak Nouri’s contract

After three years, Ajax Amsterdam have decided to cancel the contract of Abdelhak Nouri, the De Telegraaf reports.

Nouri suffered a serious and permanent brain damage after a heart attack playing for the Ajax pre-season friendly in the summer of 2017.

Ajax have continued to pay his salary but have now formally cancelled the contract, which was due to automatically renew this July 1.

While the club are still in talks with Nouri’s family about a future solution for the player, who has been moved to a specially adapted room at his home, there’s a lengthy dispute between them.

Nouri’s family are looking for a settlement after Ajax previously admitted providing “inadequate” on-field medical treatment for Nouri after the midfielder collapsed during the pre-season friendly against German club Werder Bremen in July 2017 in Austria.

Despite being revived on the pitch and airlifted to a hospital, he suffered serious and permanent brain damage.

“We recognise our responsibility and liability for the consequences of this,” Ajax’s general manager Edwin van der Sar said in 2018.

The Dutch club said it had sought an external opinion during the incident and acted accordingly but further investigations showed that a defibrillator should have been used during the incident.

Nouri, born in Amsterdam to Moroccan parents, made 15 appearances for Ajax in his debut 2016-17 season.

He is now 22-years-old.