Ajax Amsterdam has decided to mutually terminate Abdelhak Nouri's contract after the player slipped out of a three-year coma on Thursday.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf on Monday reported that Ajax decided to end their contract with the bedridden midfielder who regained consciousness for the first time since suffering a heart attack in July 2017.
A source said that the club decided to terminate the contract since it had a clause that would have seen it renew automatically for another three years from July 1.
It is understood that the club held talks with the player's representatives and reached a settlement that includes financial payment following the breach of the contract.
Nouri suffered severe and permanent brain damage in the summer of 2017 after he collapsed on the pitch during arrhythmia attack. The midfielder stunned the doctors by miraculously waking up from Coma as they revealed he 'sleeps, eats, frowns and burps but is very dependent,' as reported by Dutch website AD.