Ajax have reached agreement with Gregory van der Wiel about the extension of his contract that ran to 1 July 2011.
The new and improved contract with the 20-year-old defender runs from 1 January 2009 and will run to 1 July 2013. Van der Wiel made his debut in Ajax 1 on 11 March 2007 in the match FC Twente - Ajax (1-4). He has played 42 official matches in the first team. ,,I am very happy with my new contract", the defender says. ,,I get to stay at Ajax longer; thát is the most important part of this extension." Technical manager Danny Blind is also very pleased about the extension of Van der Wiel's contract with Ajax. ,,Gregory has further developed this season to become a starter. And besides being a right back he can also play as a central defender. Gregory is an interesting player. He is young and he comes from our own youth academy."