Ajax have revealed on their official website that young left-back Daley Blind has signed a new deal with the club. The defender’s previous deal was set to expire at the end of the current season, which led to speculations linking the 23-year-old with a summer exit abroad.
However, the lengthy negotiations have finally produced results as Blind opted to sign a new three-year contract with the Amsterdammers.
The son of Ajax legend Danny Blind has come through the youth ranks at Amsterdam Arena and, as of time of writing, made 63 Eredivisie appearances for the club, including 31 this season. Blind was recently called up for his international debut by Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal and has so far earned three Oranje caps. He made his debut for the Amsterdam club in December 2008 and has gone on to win two Eredivisie titles.
Blind also has two goals in the 31 league fixtures for Ajax this season, having made the left-back position his own. Blind has now been rewarded with a new three-year contract that should keep him at the club until June 2016.
“We have an agreement and everyone is very satisfied. Daley will play the next three years with Ajax,” director of football Marc Overmars told the club’s official website. “All doubts disappeared. Daley is a full international and at Ajax we hope this will continue.”
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