Maarten Stekelenburg eyes Ajax exit


Netherlands international Maarten Stekelenburg has set his sights on a move away from Ajax next summer, with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United having been linked with the highly-rated goalkeeper.

The 28-year-old's current contract runs out at the end of next season and Stekelenburg believes that an extension is out of the question.

He told NUsport:"I don't expect Ajax to try to offer me a new improved deal. That really won't happen.

"My current contract goes on for one more year after this season. Ajax are looking to make some money by selling me and I really want the club to get a good transfer fee.

"It's probably the best thing for Ajax to sell me in the summer of 2011.

"However, I will be the one who decides where I'm going to sign. I want to move to a bigger league and not to a relegation candidate.

"I'd rather stay one more year at Ajax than join a small team in a big league. I'm not in a rush to leave the club.

"I started the season with Ajax and I will stay at the club until the end of the 2010-11 campaign. I'm confident that we can achieve great things with this team."

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