Scary numbers when it comes to goals and assists. And an even more important influence that Dušan Tadić has on the team off the field. Every club wants such a man in the locker room, so Ajax confirmed today how much they believe in Tadic by signing a new contract with him until June 30, 2024 The previous contract expired in 2023, but with this new Ajax thanked the captain for rejecting the offers, first of Barcelona, and then of Milan, to turn his back on the Dutch giant.
Tadic feels happy
He didn't do that, partly because Ajax provided him with a job after the end of his playing career. "I am just happy. Ajax is my club, the best in the Netherlands, I feel great in it and I am ready to record new successes together.
We want the same thing again: the title, the cup, but also to qualify for the next phase of the Champions League." "We are looking forward to having the help of the fans from next season, people are giving us extra energy.
Yes, we want to see the fans in the stands, that's why we play football. In this legendary jersey, imbued with history, it will be a great experience." "Ajax has always been my dream club. I played in his gear from a young age.
Everything about this giant is special: tradition, legends, philosophy, ultra-attacking football, younger categories ", stated Dušan Tadić after signing the contract, how enthusiastic he is about staying in Amsterdam.
It has not been officially confirmed, but the contract until 2024 is valid only for Tadic's playing years. The agreement also stipulates that he will remain in Amsterdam until 2027 as an employee, certainly in the position of coach in the younger categories.
"It is no secret that Tadic has a very important role in this team, both on and off the field. He is a born leader. And it is wonderful that we can connect him with our club in the long run. Dusan is in top form and will be a great value for Ajax in the coming years ", Ajax's football director Mark Overmars is convinced.
Head of profession Eric ten Haag has nothing to add. "He is an absolutely key player for Ajax. Extremely important. " Let us remind you once again, since arriving from Southampton in July 2018, Tadic has played 149 games for Ajax and scored 76 goals. Last season, he was named the best football player in the Netherlands.