Ajax extend contract with Urby Emanuelson

Ajax extend contract with Urby Emanuelson

Ajax have reached agreement with Urby Emanuelson about a contract extension. The contract, which now runs to 1 July 2008, will on 1 July 2006 be improved and extended to 1 July 2011.

Emanuelson has been under contract with Ajax since June of 2004. He made his debut in Ajax 1 in the UEFA Cup match against AJ Auxerre on 24 February 2005.

The 19-year old defender from Amsterdam has played 40 official matches for Ajax 1.

Ajax's technical director Martin van Geel: ,,It is good to see that a player from our own youth program has developed so strongly. Urby has proven to be of great value for this team. This contract extension shows that both parties have faith in the future.''