Lee Cattermole has signed a one-year deal with VVV-Venlo after a successful trial period with the Eredivisie side.
Ajax edged three points ahead of PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie title race with a hard-fought 1-0 win at FC Groningen.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a hat-trick as Ajax moved three points clear at the top of Eredivisie with a comfortable 6-2 victory against struggling Excelsior.
PSV Eindhoven's Eredivisie title chances were dealt a blow as they had to settle for a 3-3 draw away at 10-man Vitesse.
David Neres scored a second-half double as Ajax moved back to the top of the Eredivisie - for a day at least - with a 5-2 win at Emmen.
Ajax closed the gap on their Eredivisie title rivals PSV Eindhoven with an impressive victory over the league leaders on Sunday.
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