The leader of the Eredivisie has only one fit keeper with André Onana, who also has playing minutes at the highest level. Charlie Setford and Calvin Raatsie are talents, but are still found too light for the competition denouement and the Champions League if something happens to Onana.
Ruiter, who did not have the best period of his career with Willem II, must serve as an emergency bandage. In the search for a new, experienced goalkeeper, Ajax had to rely on someone who is clubless. The name of Przemyslaw Tyton also fell.
The advantage that Ruiter has is that he is top fit. Since his departure from Willem II on January 31, the former goalkeeper of FC Volendam, FC Utrecht, Sunderland and PSV has been training privately every day and on the day of AZ-Ajax at De Toekomst.