Ajax sign young talent

Ajax have hired the 17-year old Swedish talent Måns Sörensson for a trial period of half a year from Swedish premier league club Landskrona BoIS. The young forward will join Danny Blind's junior squad on Tuesday.

Sörensson made his debut for Landskrona BoIS as a substitute in the match against AIK on 6 October 2003; his only official first-team match for Landskrona BoIS so far. As a youth international Sörensson defended the Swedish colours 19 times. He scored 18 goals in those matches.

Furthermore, Ajax and youth player Ryan Babel have reached an agreement for three and a half years per 1 January 2004. The 17-year old striker comes from Ajax's youth development program and plays for the A-juniors of coach Danny Blind this season. He has played 10 matches this season in which he had scored 8 goals. Ryan Babel is also a youth international.

Robin Muller van Moppes (19), Etienne Esajas (19) and Jerold Promes (19) have earned a contract for two years, retroactively from 1 July 2003. They all come from the youth development program.

Robin Muller van Moppes has played 11 official matches for Ajax 2, in which the midfielder scored 4 times. He captured the Amstel Cup for second teams with Ajax 2 last season.

Etienne Esajas has played 12 official matches for Ajax 2 this season and has scored 2 goals. The winger captured the national title with the Ajax juniors in 2002.

Jerold Promes has played 12 official matches for Ajax's second team this season. The defender won the Amstel Malt Cup with John van 't Schip's squad last season.

Ajax and Gabriel Mofokeng have in good mutual agreement decided to terminate the contract immediately. The agreement ran to 1 July 2006.