Utrecht extend contracts
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Goalkeeper Rene Ponk (one year), defenders Etienne Shew Atjon (two years), Edson Braafheid (three years), Alje Schut (two years), Bas van den Brink (one year) and midfielder Ricky Kruys (four and a half years) have all signed new deals with the mid-table Dutch club.
With Utrecht currently in mid-table mediocrity Booy has expressed a desire to freshen up his squad in the summer and to finance any potential incoming transfers, several current players may be allowed to leave.
Injury-prone Belgian defender Tom van Mol, at the club since 1997, has been told that his contract will not be renewed beyond the current campaign and Ruud Berger and Frank Karreman may also be forced to seek pastures new in the summer.
Defensive duo Patrick Zwaanswijk and Karim Touzani, both out of contract in the summer, are currently in negotiations with the club regarding extending their current deals, whilst reserve team goalkeeper Michel Vorm is almost certain to remain at the Nieuw Galgenwaard for a further two years.