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Ajax close in on Liga MX champion Diego Lainez - sources

After reaching the summit with Club America, is a move to a European club up next for Diego Lainez?
Diego Lainez, 18, appears set to join Dutch giants Ajax.

MEXICO CITY -- Club America youngster Diego Lainez lifted the Liga MX title on Sunday and is now set to sign for Dutch side Ajax, sources close to the deal have told ESPN Mexico.

Univision first reported that there was a formal offer for Lainez and that Sunday's 2-0 victory over Cruz Azul to win the 2018 Apertura was likely to be his final game for Las Aguilas.

Lainez, 18, was linked with Lyon earlier this week and has indicated previously that a move to Europe is in his plans for the future.

"You know what my dream is," Lainez told reporters on the Estadio Azteca pitch after the win. "Today we celebrate and tomorrow we can talk about [other topics]."

"I'm very happy right now. I feel like I matured a lot today. In these games you become a man and we achieved the results."

Left-footed forward Lainez made his Liga MX debut in March 2017 and has been projected as a young Mexican with a bright future, with the Villahermosa native earning his first cap with the full national team last September.

Club America's sporting director Santiago Banos didn't want to talk about a possible deal after the game.

"First we want to celebrate," said Banos. "From tomorrow and inside a week we'll talk about all the topics that are pending."


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