Date of birth: 12/10/1996 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Utrecht (Netherlands)
Club career: PSV Eindhoven, Ajax Amsterdam (from 2012)
Position: center back, defensive midfielder, centre midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 75,000 €
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Similar type of player: Alex Song
– aerial duels
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3, center back in 4-3-3.
European Under-17 Championship 2012 winner with Netherlands.
No senior team appearances yet.
As a 15-year old, he caused a big scandal in Holland; despite many offers from England, he went from the PSV academy to their biggest rivals, Ajax. In 2012, he was one of the most important player on the U-17 Dutch national team, which beat the Germans in the European Championship of their age group. Currently, despite being just 16, he is a regular in the Jong Ajax team, which is playing in the 2nd Dutch league, called the Jupiler League. He is getting rave reviews there and his imminent debut in the first team is not out of the question. He has made the 22-man squad called up for the Champions League this year.
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