Lille have reached an agreement with Ajax for forward Anwar El Ghazi, the Eredivisie club have announced.
The 21-year-old Netherlands international has joined the Ligue 1 club on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
El Ghazi, 21, came through the ranks of the Ajax youth academy and made his official first-team debut in August 2014
Anwar El Ghazi had since developed into an important first-team member at the Amsterdam ArenA but a transfer became inevitable after he fell out with head coach Peter Bosz earlier this season.
— LOSC (@losclive) January 31, 2017
He was demoted to Jong Ajax for the duration of November, only to return to the first team in December, scoring in the 1-1 Europa League draw with Standard Liege.
Lille has been struggling on attack, scoring only 21 goals in 22 league games, and made a priority of El Ghazi. The club sits 11th in the league standings, 23 points behind leader Monaco.
El Ghazi says, ”My goal is to fight for the club, goals will come later.”
Lille are reported to have paod €9million for Anwar El Ghazi