Ajax has signed youth player Sinan Keskin. The left midfielder from the A1 team was born on August 13, 1994, in The Hague. The player has been with Ajax’s youth academy since last season, and he was previously with Lens and v.v. Haaglandia. Keskin signs a contract which is effective until June 30, 2015. The agreement’s start date is July 1, 2012.
“I’m happy with the contract”, says Keskin enthusiastically. “I’ve only been here for a year, and I’ve already been offered a contract. That shows that the club has a lot of faith in me. I’m going to live up to it. And ‘Keskin’ looks great on an Ajax jersey”, he says with a smile. The talented player has learned a lot at Ajax in the last year. “You learn about the football world and the level is of course higher than with other clubs. In my first year, I had experience with A1 and in the NextGen Series.”
“When Sinan came to us, he was seriously behind”, says technical manager Wim Jonk. “But within a year, he’s developed like a firestorm. He has specific qualities and interesting attributes for midfield. He has a specific intuition that people like to see. Sinan is a creative player, he can play on both sides. He still needs to learn a lot, but he’s shown that he can make the next steps quickly.”