Ajax wants to extend reserve goalkeeper Remko Pasveer’s contract

Ajax are keen to extend Remko Pasveer’s contract as the experienced goalkeeper’s current deal is set to expire this summer, Voetbal International reports.

The 39-year-old has been offered a contract extension which will mean he will continue to play as he enters his 40s later this year if he decides to stay but it is believed the Dutch player considers his options. 

Pasveer made 15 Eredivisie appearances this season but lost his starting place to winter acquisition Gerónimo Rulli in the January transfer window. Nevertheless, Ajax hopes to extend the goalkeeper’s contract by one year. The current contract expires next summer.

Pasveer made the free transfer from Vitesse to Ajax in the summer transfer window back in 2021 and has 49 appearances in all competitions since arriving at the Johan Cruyff Arena. 

In the past he has enjoyed spells at FC Twente, Heracles Almelo, Go Ahead Eagles and PSV as well as being capped at international level for Oranje where he was part of the World Cup squad last year but did not make a single minute in the winter tournament. 

Ajax were active in the last transfer window finding a goalkeeper and were linked with many before signing Rulli from Villareal for €10 million. 

It is believed the transfer has unsettled Pasveer who is keen to fight for a place in the starting line-up, something the Argentine goalkeeper sympathises with. 

“Of course I understand very well that it is an unpleasant situation for Pasveer,” said Rulli in an interview. 

“He was the first goalkeeper and now I’m under the crossbar. You have to be patient, but at the same time keep pushing the gas every day. 

“That’s what Pasveer does and he’s really good. I also learn from that and we have good contact with each other. They took good care of me, I appreciate that about Pasveer and Stekelenburg.”

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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