Ajax have reached agreement with youth players Marco van Duin and Chakib Tayeb about their contracts. Van Duin signed for two years and Tayeb for one season. Both contracts will run from 1 July 2006.
Marco van Duin, born 11 February 1987 in Alkmaar, has played for Ajax since 1997. This season, the 19-year old goalkeeper trains with Young Ajax and plays in the A-juniors. He will complete his step to Young Ajax next season.
Chakib Tayeb, born 10 February 1987 in Amsterdam, began his career with Hellas Sport. Tayeb came to Ajax's youth program in August of 2004. The midfielder currently plays in the A1 of coaches Sonny Silooy and Dick de Groot. He will join Young Ajax next season.