Trabzonspor to Holland success story: Ahmetcan Kaplan – Trabzonspor (TS) News


Reigning Superleague champions Trabzonspor have sold young star Ahmetkan Kaplan, who grew up on their infrastructure, to Dutch team Ajax for €9.5 million and a 15% stake from the subsequent sale. The left-handed defender who opened the door to Europe has gone down in Trabzonspor and Superleague history for his successful transfer and financial return.

Ahmetkan Kaplan is making his second transfer to Ajax from the Super League and has been in the spotlight of the Dutch side since April last season. After lengthy negotiations, Trabzonspor and Ajax shook hands and finalized the transfer of the young player. With the new club he signed for five years and offered Trabzonspor his 15% share from the next sale, the young star has found success as the Dutch giants Spel as the first Turkish player to move from his rig. I was.


The young talent is on the list of Trabzonspor’s highest-grossing sales ever. Yusuf Yazci moved to Lille in 2019 with a testimony of €17.5m and when he played on loan for Trabzonspor he was sacked and went to Leipzig. He earned €20 million in fees and €10 million for the Burgundy Blues. He was third behind Alexander Sörloth. Fatih Teke and Brak Yilmaz, who moved to Rubin Kazan and moved to Russian team Zenit for €7.5m, are followed by Galatasaray for €7m and 6.4 Julai Kukka, who moved to Parma for €1m.

The most successful domestic transfers after Yusuf Yazici

The young talent Burgundy as the second most successful transfer as a local player, behind Yussouf Yazichi, in the list of players brought to world football by training Black Sea Storm with the ore infrastructure of football players. He left his name in the history of the Blue Club.


Reach the top of the Dutch league

Ahmetkan Kaplan topped the list for the most expensive transfers from the Super League to the Dutch League Eredivisie. After Ahmetkan, Matus Bello, who moved to Vitesse for €1.64m, is second, while Shota Alberadze, who moved to Ajax, is third for €1.6m.

AJAX also made history

The Trabzonspor-trained Ahmetcan was ranked 17th among the highest-paid players in Ajax history. The left-footer also went down in football history as his second defender, after Daley Blind, to be paid the highest testimony by the red and white clubs at €16 million.

Soaring in 4 years

Having started his football career with Trabzonspor in 2018, Ahmetkan’s success earned him promotion to the 16-17 and 19-year-old squad within two years. When he signed a professional contract with Trabzonspor in 2020 and played for the under-19 team, the young star attracted the attention of coach Abdullah, who caught the attention of Avci and soon he was promoted to his squad. The young defender, who had his big break in a football career that started four years ago, in 16 he had eight, in 17 he had 14, in 19 he had five and in 21 he had two. Invited to the national team in the category of times. .

Increased market value

Having extended his contract with the club in 2021 until 2026, Ahmetkan’s market value has risen sharply in the process. His market value, which was €50,000 in August 2020, when Ahmet Chan was in his 19-year-old team, was €50,000 in June of his 2021-22 season, which Trabzonspor won. rose to 2.8 million euros.

turn a crisis into an opportunity

Ahmetkan A, who failed to find an opportunity to play in the Super League despite making nine appearances in the 2020/21 season, will play 12 minutes in Alanyaspor’s match in week 7 of 2021. I was able to. 22 season, team first appearance. Ahmet Chan played his first 90 minutes in an official match against Kayserispor in week eight of the league after turning a defensive crisis into an opportunity with an injury to Denswil and card penalties from Hugo and Hussein. team.

Memorable with life savings

The 2003-born player quickly won fan adoration and was remembered for his crucial saves in front of goal and on the goal line between Fenerbahçe and Göztepe. In the second half. Ahmetchan, who has played 13 Super League games and five Zilat Turkish Cup games for the Burgundy Blue squad, has spent a total of 1,216 minutes in all competitions in the 2021-22 season.

The player, who attended Trabzonspor’s new-season camp and took no risks in the UEFA Champions League play-off match against Copenhagen, where transfer talks continue, will continue a football career that began four years ago. , at Ajax, where he is one of the most important clubs in Europe.