Ajax have reached agreement with Daley Blind about an extension of his current contract, that runs to 1 July 2010. The new and improved agreement will run from 1 January 2009 to 1 July 2013.
,,It says that the club has a lot of faith in me", the 18-year-old defensive midfielder said. ,,If the club want to keep me for such a long period, that says enough." The captain of Young Ajax made his debut in the first team on 7 December 2008 in the match Volendam - Ajax (1-2). Blind saw more action against NAC Breda and in the UEFA Cup match against Slavia Prague. He was voted Talent of the year of the Ajax youth academy last season. ,,It was my goal to make the first team this season. Now I hope to get as many minutes as possible."