Director of Football Marc Overmars explained “We are very pleased with Poulsen choosing Ajax there were several clubs in Europe interested.
He goes onto say “Christian is a leader, both off and on the field. And that this can help our young group of players learn from his football experiences”.
The experienced Danish midfielder has played for a number of top European clubs, including Schalke 04, Juventus, Sevilla and Liverpool.
Poulsen most success came with Spainsh Club Sevilla where he won in 2006 the UEFA Super Cup and in 2007 UEFA Cup, Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España.
The Dane has had some notable incidents in his career in 2004 European Championship, following the 0–0 draw with Italy, Danish television showed Poulsen being spat on by Italian playmaker Francesco Totti.
Totti received a three-match ban and gave a “full public apology”, after failing in his claim that he was provoked by Poulsen. Italy were subsequently eliminated from the tournament in the group stage.