Ajax have reached agreement with youth player Gregory van der Wiel about a contract for two years. The contract will run from 1 July 2006.
Gregory van der Wiel, born 3 February 1988 in Amsterdam, has played for Ajax since June of 1996. The central defender joined HFC Haarlem, the club with which Ajax have a technical collaboration, in June of 2002, only to return to Ajax in July of 2005. This season, the 18-year old Van der Wiel plays in the A1 junior team of coaches Sonny Silooy and Dick de Groot. He will join Young Ajax next season.