John Heitinga is to return to Ajax after joining the Eredivisie giants on a free transfer from Hertha Berlin.
The defender, who started his professional career with the Amsterdam club, has signed a one-year contract with the option for a further 12 months.
Heitinga spent 18 years with Ajax before departing for Atletico Madrid in 2008, subsequently joining Everton for a five-year stint the following season.
Brief spells at Fulham and Hertha Berlin followed, but Heitinga, now 31, has opted for a return to where it all started.
The Netherlands international won two league titles and three KNVB Cups during his first stint with Ajax.
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