Ajax have reached agreement with goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer about improving and extending his current contract. The deal, which originally ran to 1 July 2006, has been extended to 1 July 2008.
Vermeer, 19, comes from Ajax's youth academy. As goalkeeper of the Ajax A1 juniors he was voted Ajax Youth Player of the Year in 2003. Last season, Vermeer played in Ajax 2, with which he capturd the national title in the league for second teams.
This past summer Vermeer was the goalkeeper of Holland Under 20 in the World Cup. Holland reached the quarter finals. Vermeer was also chosen for the Olympic team early September.
Since the preseason for 2005-2006, Vermeer has officially been part of Ajax's first team.