Kjell Scherpen


Date of Birth

Kjell Scherpen

Kjell Scherpen joined Brighton and Hove Albion in July 2021, on undisclosed terms from reigning Dutch champions Ajax.

The 21-year-old, who is 6ft 8in tall, began his career in the Netherlands with second-tier club FC Emmen where he made over 30 senior appearances before joining Ajax in July 2019.

By then he had already made his first start for the Dutch under-21s, having also represented them at under-19 level, making his debut against an England team featuring Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden in September 2018.

He made four first-team appearances in the 2020/21 season for Ajax, including one in the Europa League.