David Mendes da Silva joins Ajax

Ajax hire David Mendes da Silva from first division club Sparta for the remainder of the season.

Ajax are talking to Sparta about the possibility to hire out Ajax players to Sparta in the second half of the season.

David Mendes da Silva Conçalves, born August 4 1982 in Rotterdam, made his debut on the highest Dutch level in the match FC Utrecht - Sparta (3-1) on April 14 2000. He played 64 matches in the Eredivisie under coaches Dolf Roks and Frank Rijkaard, scoring twice.

David Mendes da Silva played 16 matches in de first division this season. He scored twice. The defender also played four matches in the national cup with Sparta.

Mendes da Silva earned three caps as a youth international for Holland.