Ajax sign Daylon Claasen

Ajax sign Daylon Claasen

Ajax have signed midfielder Daylon Claasen. The young South African signed a contract that runs from 1 July 2008 to 1 July 2012. He will play for Young Ajax next season.

A proud Martin van Geel with the new Ajax player.
A proud Martin van Geel with the new Ajax player.

Daylon Claasen, who was born 28 January 1990, spent two weeks as an intern with Young Ajax. He is from the youth academy of Ajax Cape Town. ,,I am speachless”, Claasen said after signing his contract Thursday. ,,This is a fantastic opportunity that I will not pass up. I would like to thank everybody who took care of me here. Despite the cold I felt right at home.”

Daylon Claasen signs his contract.
Daylon Claasen signs his contract.

Martin van Geel is convinced Ajax will benefit greatly of the arrival of the youth international. ,,Hans Vonk kept a close eye on him at Cape Town. Daylon the best youth player there. He has played many international youth matches and reminds you a little bit of Steven Pienaar.”

Claasen will return to South Africa on Friday. He will report back to Holland in May, so he can get acclmatised before starting the preparations for the new season with Young Ajax in July.