Ajax has signed Darren Sidoel (The Hague, March 10, 1998). The under 19 junior has played in Ajax’s youth academy since 2012. He signs a contract that is effective per July 1, 2015, until June 30, 2018.
This is the central defender’s first contract. “This makes me very proud”, says Sidoel. “Especially to sign this contract with my family here.”
Sidoel played for ADO Den Haag before moving to Ajax. At de Toekomst, he’s made great progress in the past few years. “I’ve become a better football player since I’ve been playing at Ajax. I’m not the tallest defender, but I’m aggressive. Thanks in part to that, I almost always win my duels.”
The under 19 junior also still clearly has areas for improvement. “As a central defender, I want to make my voice heard more. I want to become a true leader and be more present.”