Ajax and Ricardo van Rhijn have reached an agreement to extend his contract, which had been effective until June 30, 2012. The new contract runs until June 30, 2015. "It feels good for everyone that it is now official", said Ricardo van Rhijn after signing. " It was clear for me from the beginning: I wanted to stay with Ajax. But because things were so hectic, there were delays in the negociations. Fortunately we found a good moment to sign", says the talented Ajax player, who until now has been making his name as a left back. Dennis Bergkamp was at the signing on behalf of the technical team and was the first to congratulat Van Rijn.