Formal certification may take some time, as Nouri is under administration. After contracts are signed between the two parties, the district court must then agree to everything. However, both parties are out of contention. However, the family of the former Ajax talent sees real relief only when everything is on paper. Nouri’s family does not want to comment further. Explanations will only be given when the case is officially over.
On July 8, 2017, Nouri collapsed during a training camp in Austria during an exhibition match between Ajax and Werder Bremen. Edwin van der Sar, Ajax manager, admitted that treatment on the field was inadequate. The 20-year-old midfielder suffered serious brain damage. His situation has not changed at the moment: he is taken care of at home by his family. This happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nori is able to show emotions and can communicate to some extent through facial expressions.
Ajax was held responsible by the Nouri family. Concerning the costs of his care, compensation for immaterial damage and loss of his earning capacity, although many questions are raised on this subject; How good could Nouri have been?
Nouri’s family submitted an arbitration request to KNVB in January of this year, as they were unable to reach an agreement with Ajax over compensation. So far an agreement has been reached between Ajax and the family. Nothing will be disclosed about the amount and additional content. It is clear, however, that it has to do with the costs of his care, the loss of assets he could have earned and the amount of non-material damage inflicted on him, in other words, compensation for grief.
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