Ajax has signed Carel Eiting. The under 19 junior has played in Ajax’s youth academy since 2007. He signed a contract which goes into effect on July 1, 2015, and is valid for three years, until June 30, 2018.
Eiting is a textbook product of the Ajax youth academy. He was born on February 11, 1998 in Amsterdam and, despite his young age, has been playing for Ajax for almost half of his life. It’s the youth player’s first contract. “I’m very happy and see this as a big reward.”
The young midfielder has had a good season. He made his debut in Ajax’s highest team in October, and scored immediately in the 5-3 win against Sparta. A month previously, Eiting had made his debut in the Dutch national under- 17s team. He also scored for them in his first match. He’s hoping to end the season well. “This is a very good and special season, but hopefully there will still be some great moments. This weekend I’m playing in the championship match against PSV and I’m going to Bulgaria this summer for the under 17s European Championships.”
Head of youth development Wim Jonk: “Eiting is a controlling midfielder who has great insight. He has a very professional disposition and, on field, he’s very able to bring things together. Carel is a player with a lot of potential. I’m pleased that he’s gotten this contract, it’s a good step to even more.”