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Ajax is concerned about these expiring contracts

Noussair Mazraoui’s contract has been the subject of much discussion in recent months. The attacking fullback’s contract expires this summer and an extension seems very far away at the moment. This is not least due to the fact that the Ajax player switched from agent not too long ago and now has Mino Raiola as his representative. Mazraoui said a year ago that everything would be all right with the extension of his contract; but things have become quieter lately. Rumors of a departure; however; are becoming more and more intense; as he has already been linked to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Raiola indicated a month ago that an extension was still not ruled out. It is news that Ajax supporters try to hold on to.

A month ago; Youri Regeer made his official debut in Ajax 1. The 18-year-old talent has recently made an impression in the Kitchen Champion Division at Young Ajax and was therefore also allowed to join the first training camp to Portugal. A great weapon of Regeer is that he can be used in multiple positions. In the youth academy he mainly played in midfield as a controller; but also in a more attacking role. Today he manifests himself in the reserves as an excellent right-back. However; his contract will expire this summer and it is still very quiet around the name of Regeer. In this case; no news may be good news and both parties are busy negotiating; but it is at least striking that a great talent like Regeer may be walking out the door for free at the end of the season.

Marc Overmars will also want to extend the contracts that expire in 2023; so that he does not end up in the same situation as Ajax is now in with Mazraoui. With Ryan Gravenberch; the team from Amsterdam threatens to face exactly the same problem. The cheerful midfielder also has Raiola as his agent and the negotiations are also difficult. The top talent has made no secret of his desire to stay with Ajax in recent months; but that is not reflected in his actions. In that respect; the situation is reminiscent of Brian Brobbey’s from a year ago. The strong striker eventually left Amsterdam for free. The world top is currently already interested in Gravenberch and Ajax cannot demand the maximum due to its short-term contract. Reportedly; Real Madrid are ready to fish him in.

In terms of rumors; it is quiet around the name of Daley Blind; but the 31-year-old defender does have a contract that expires in a year and a half. Since his return in 2018; the intelligent footballer has been performing very well and is of great value to the club that brought him into the youth academy at the age of eight. At Ajax there is now a role for him in the left back position; because the duo Lisandro Martinez and Jurrien Timber perform very well. As a left back; Blind himself is also doing very well; leaving Nico Tagliafico on the bench in the capital. At Ajax they are therefore very satisfied with Blind and that is why they would like to extend his contract. However; the club is always late; because the 88-time international only extended the contract with Blind; which expires in 2022; just under a year ago. The player also wants to stay; so a contract extension will probably come in the long term.

Because players under 18 can only sign contracts of a maximum of three years; the contracts of many great talents will expire in 2023. That is certainly the case at Ajax; because great talents such as Amourricho van Axel Dongen; Kristian Hlynsson; Sontje Hansen; Anass Salah-Eddine and Naci Unuvar have a contract that expires in a year and a half. The last three players are 18 years old or older and can therefore now sign a long-term contract. Unuvar is seen by many supporters as an absolute top talent and it is therefore hoped that he will extend his contract for the Ajax players. The attacking midfielder was coveted by the entire world top in youth; but chose Ajax. He has been in lesser shape in recent years; but since this season he has been performing very well again and is close to the first.


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