On his own request, Ajax have terminated the contract with John O'Brien immediately. O'Brien has also requested Ajax for a free transfer to ADO Den Haag and the club has co-operated. The contract with the 27-year old American ran to 30 June of this year.
OBrien has been troubled by injuries for a long time. He leaves for the United States for two months today. With help of an alternative form of physiotherapy he will try to recover completely from his injuries.
John OBrien signed his first contract for Ajax in July of 1998. The midfielder extended his contract with one year in April 2004. He made his debut for Ajax 1 in the UEFA Cup match against Dukla Banska Bystrica (6-1) on 16 September 1999. The American played a total of 84 official matches for Ajax 1.