Ajax rectifies and renews Huntelaar until 2021

Klaas Jan Huntelaar will continue for at least one more year playing at Ajax. This has been confirmed this afternoon by the club, a story that has been rumored in recent days but not in recent weeks, with news coming out that it could end up in another club. The player, who turns 37 in August, signs until 2021. It involves a rectification of the club's position regarding the decision he made on April 1, when he canceled the automatic renewal of his contract.

His role seems to be different from that of these last three seasons, taking into account that in this last one he has already lost a lot of prominence. His sports director, Marc Overmars, warns: “We wanted to keep Klaas Jan in any form and we are convinced that he can also be valuable as a player next season. We believe it will be important in other roles, for example for the growth of young talents like Lassina Traoré and Brian Brobbey. “That is the idea, that Although he is not the first substitute striker, he can help the two young men Overmars mentions (just turned 19 and 18 respectively) with their experience.

The former Madrid striker knew he did not want to retire yet, although he wasn't looking forward to going back to the Heerenveen, who were willing to make him a contract. “I don't see myself playing with a different shirt anymore. I feel fit”, it states.

Huntelaar has practically become an Ajax legend, with some scandalous numbers: 243 games and 151 goals. In fact, they have such respect for him at the club that Overmars ends his statements saying that “We have also talked about the future and other functions for him within the club, but we will talk about it later”. The player himself recognizes it: “I know my role changes over the years. I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and I discussed it with Overmars and Ten Hag.”