The Hague (AFP) – Ajax stated on Monday they may pay 7.85 million euros ($8.91 million) to the household of former participant Abdelhak Nouri, who suffered mind harm after a cardiac arrest throughout a pleasant match greater than 4 years in the past.
Ex-Netherlands youth crew midfielder Nouri, now 24, collapsed throughout a pre-season fixture with Werder Bremen in July 2017.
“It’s good that an settlement has been reached, in order that we will shut this subject. All of us realise that the struggling for Abdelhak and his family members will not be over. It stays a really unhappy state of affairs, that’s how we really feel right here at Ajax, too,” the Dutch facet’s chief govt Edwin van der Sar stated.
“We vastly recognize the way in which by which Abdelhak’s household cares for him day and night time with a number of love and a spotlight.
“Once I go to him, I’m at all times welcomed with open arms by the household. That additionally applies to different Ajax colleagues and we vastly recognize that.”
In 2018, Ajax agreed to pay for medical look after life for the participant who has everlasting, debilitating mind harm and can by no means once more have the ability to dwell independently.
His household filed a go well with in opposition to the membership and it was decided that the participant had obtained insufficient care after his collapse that was triggered by coronary heart issues.
“This summer time it will likely be 5 years since Abdelhak was struck by a horrible destiny. The previous few years have been dominated by his care,” Nouri’s father Mohammed stated in Ajax’s assertion.
“It’s good that the dialogue about legal responsibility and its penalties is a factor of the previous and that we will look ahead collectively.”