Keeper Leeuwenburgh extends contract

Keeper Leeuwenburgh extends contract

Ajax and Peter Leeuwenburgh have reached an agreement for the extension of his contract that had been valid until June 30, 2015. The new, improved contract is retroactively effective per January 1, 2015, and goes until June 30, 2018.

Leeuwenburgh was born on March 23, 1994, in Heinenoord. The keeper, who has played in Ajax’s youth academy since 2004, made his professional football debut on September 2, 2013, for the Ajax Reserves during the Ajax Reserves – PSV Reserves Jupiler League match (4-2). He’s played ten matches to date for the reserves.

The keeper is very happy with the new agreement and sees that Ajax has confidence in him. “I feel it on the field, I feel it with the new contract. If Jasper Cillessen leaves one day, then I’m one of the contenders to succeed him.”

Leeuwenburg is currently sidelined with a shoulder injury, meaning he hasn’t played in several months. “It’s going better. I can catch again and dive too. It’s just hard to catch balls in the far corners. I hope to do a complete keeper’s training at the end of this week. And then, perhaps I can still play with the Ajax Reserves this season.”