Ajax have given their co-operation to the transfer of José Valencia from Ajax to NEC in Nijmegen. By mutual consent Valencia's contract, which ran to 30 June 2005, will be annulled per 30 June 2004. As usual, Ajax do not disclose financial details of the agreement.
Valencia signed for Ajax in July 2000, after which he made his official debut for Ajax 2 on 17 Augustus 2000. The 22-year old defender from Ecuador won the national title in the league for reserve teams with Young Ajax. He also won the Amstel Cup for second teams in 2003.
This season José Valencia leads the league table with Young Ajax in the race for the national title and again he plays the final of the Amstel Cup for second teams, in which Feyenoord 2 will be the opponent.