Promes won’t play against Valencia, but Onana will

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Erik ten Hag has revealed that Quincy Promes will not be fit in time to play against Valencia. He did so during the press conference on Monday. Apart from Promes and those who picked up long-lasting injuries, Ten Hag has every player available to him. That includes André Onana.

Quincy Promes picked up an injury in the away game against FC Twente eight days ago and had to be substituted only thirty minutes into the match. He already missed out on the home game against Willem II and, as we now know, will also have to watch the Champions League fixture against Valencia from the stands.

There was also a big question mark behind André Onana’s name. He played on Friday when Ajax lost to Willem II, but rumor had it Onana had an MRI scan taken just two days after. Ten Hag cleared the air: “There was an MRI scan taken just to make sure there wasn’t anything wrong. They didn’t see anything on the scan.”

So Ajax will have to miss Promes, a prolific goalscorer, when they face Valencia in a crucial Champions League match, but Onana will be in goal. Ajax needs at least a draw to secure their spot in the Champions League after the winter break.

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