Ajax have signed youth player Richard Danilo Maciel Sousa Campos, the eldest son of former Ajax player Wamberto. The 17-year old forward signed his first contract with the club, the deal running to 1 July 2010.
Danilo had brought his parents to the sigining at the office of technical director Martin van Geel. Father Wamberto beamed with pride. ,,This is a great day for our family”, the former first team player said. ,,I think that if Danilo keeps working hard, he can become better than I am.”
Danilo is a forward who can play all positions up front. ,,I am quick and skillful with the ball”, Danilo said. ,,In fact, I am the same type of footballer as my dad.” Danilo says he has learnt a lot from his father, who still plays professional football. ,,He knows exactly what I should do and not do on the pitch. He also tells me how to concentrate out there."