Danish midfielder Lasse Schone has extended his contract at Ajax until 2017.

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schone sjjSchone’s contract was set to expire this summer, but despite reported interest from clubs such as AC Milan, the 28-year-old has put pen to paper on a new deal until June 2017.

Speaking to the Ajax website, Schone spoke of his delight, “I’m very happy about this. I’m not making excuses for the fact that it hasn’t been going as well these past weeks, but I’ve been preoccuppied with this. Now the future’s clear.

“There has been quite a bit of interest lately, but I didn’t like any of the other clubs as much. I am happy here at Ajax. I’m so grateful to them for bringing me over from NAC transfer-free 2,5 years ago, that was a pretty big gamble on their part.

“In the past years I’ve had a fantastic time with two championships. I want to continue to be a part of this group. This team has a lot of potential. The fact that the pillars of the team have a longer-term contract makes it an easy decision to stay with the team. It’s only going to get more exciting and better, because this team can achieve so much.”

Schone joined Ajax in 2012 and has gone on to make 115 appearances, scoring 31 goals.

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