Ajax coach Henk ten Cate has confirmed he would like to bring Tottenham midfielder Edgar Davids back to Amsterdam.

Davids, 33, began his career at Ajax and after spells at Milan, Juventus, Barcelona, Inter and Tottenham, he may well be poised for a return to his homeland.

“I have spoken to Edgar about rejoining us and he thinks it is a terrific idea,” Ten Cate told the Daily Express.

“We have a lot of young players and he can show them what is needed to reach the top and stay there. He could play a crucial role for us.”

Davids joined Spurs from Inter last summer and has a year left on his current deal but has admitted he is tempted by a return to his home country.