Ajax sell forward Dolberg to Nice

Southampton have been watching Kasper Dolberg over recent weeks and reports claim they are lining up a move for the Ajax star.

Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg has left the club in order to join French Ligue 1 side Nice.

The Danish forward signed for Ajax from Silkeborg in 2016 and had a very successful three-year spell with the club.

He scored 45 goals in 118 games in all competitions and helped Ajax to win the Eredivisie title last season as well as the KNVB Cup.

His exploits also assisted them in reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League before they were agonisingly beaten by Tottenham.

However, particularly towards the back end of last season, he was left out of some of the bigger games with Erik ten Hag preferring to play Dusan Tadic in a false nine position.

Now, the 21-year-old has been allowed to depart for Nice in a 20million euro deal, in what is the French club’s first major signing since being taken over by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe.

Ajax had strengthened their forward line already this summer with the acquisition of Dutch international Quincy Proems and have agreed to let Dolberg leave.

His last game was a 2-2 draw away to Greek side PAOK in a Champions League qualifier earlier this month.