Jaap Stam to join Ajax in the summer

Ajax have reached agreement with AC Milan about the transfer of Jaap Stam to Amsterdam. Jaap Stam will join Ajax on 1 July 2006 and has signed for two years.

Stam, born in Kampen on 17 July 1972 has played for renowned clubs such as PSV, Manchester United and Lazio Roma. He was also a long-time fixture in the Dutch national team. The defender earned 67 caps for Holland.

Technical director Martin van Geel: ,,Jaap Stam is a very experienced defender who has played for several top clubs. We think he can be of great value for our young and talented squad.''