Ajax have confirmed that young winger Tom de Mul will return to the club this summer after ending a loan spell with Vitesse Arnhem.
The Belgian starlet has spent the season at the Gelredome, playing 23 games, after being loaned out to foster his development.
De Mul has a deal with Ajax that lasts until 2008, and technical director Martin van Geel is anticipating he will emerge as a first team contender next season.
"Tom has developed himself well at Vitesse," van Geel told Ajax's official website. "Mentally he is stronger.
"Unfortunately he hasn't played everything at Vitesse but we expect he can become a member of our squad who can battle for the right winger position."