Date: 22nd December 2017 at 6:00pm
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Ajax playmaker Frenkie de Jong has signed a three year contract extension to stay at the Amsterdam Arena, the Dutch club’s official website has confirmed.

The 20 year old was a target for the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Bayern Munich, but the midfielder has removed doubt about his future by committing to Ajax until 2022.

De Jong had increased speculation about his own future last month when he commented that he was not happy about being left on the bench by the Eredivisie side, despite an astonishing assist record for the club this season. The Dutchman has started eight games in the league this campaign but he has contributed seven assists, including five in just two games back in November.

Those two matches against NAC Breda and Roda JC prompted a run in the first team, although bizarrely he has been employed as a makeshift centre back by manager Marcel Keizer in the club’s last four games. Keizer’s sacking after the Dutch Cup loss to FC Twente on Wednesday however hasn’t prevented the club from signing up de Jong to a new contract.