Ajax signs contract with Pascal Struijk

Ajax signs contract with Pascal Struijk

Ajax has reached an agreement with Pascal Struijk.In Amsterdam, the 16 year-old defender signed a contract that will be effective from July 1, 2016, for two seasons, until June 30, 2018.

Struijk was born on August 11, 1999, in Antwerp.  The youth international comes from ADO Den Haag.  Prior to that, he was active for SEV Leidschendam (2003-2006).

Struijk: “I want to develop into a better player at Ajax.  After that, I want to reach the first team”, said the defender, who has played against Ajax many times in the past few years with ADO.  Thanks in part to these matches, and his duels with the Dutch national team, he already knows several players in Ajax’s youth academy.

Patrick Ladru (head of youth scouting): “Pascal is still an Under 17 player, but he’s been playing in ADO Den Haag’s Under 19s team for the entire season.  His opponents there are two years older.  You really need to fight your duels if that’s the case.  I think that this is why it is good for him to come to Ajax for the next step in his development.”