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    With more people interested in making football prospect lists again, we should start a list thread, so they don't disappear in the crowds. Hopefully we could get some nice insights from all over the globe.

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    Here’s my annual Eredivisie/the Netherlands top prospect list. Updated from last season.

    RatingDescriptionExamples
    100Generational talent. These players only pop up once every few years.Messi, Cruijff, Beckenbauer
    90Superstar. Has the potential to be an elite player while playing for the elite teams out there.Benzema, Rakitic, De Gea
    80Good talent. Can be a star player in one of the top leagues, but just comes up short for the elite teams.Arnautovic, Cillessen, Shaqiri.
    70Decent talent. Can play for the lower sides in the top leagues.Erik Pieters, Nathan Dyer, Ben Foster.
    60Average talent, but decent enough for the lower leagues.Renato Tapia, Dany Hoesen, Jeroen Verhoeven.
    50Mediocre talent. Has the potential to play for the lower sides in the lower leagues.Diederik Boer, Anco Janssen, Johan Kappelhof.
    GradeDescription
    ASure fire bet to reach potential. Player is in an ideal situation to grow. Smart, mature and isn’t likely to get distracted. Has no major injury problems.
    BVery likely to reach his potential. But there are still a few things he needs to work on.
    CLikely to reach upside, but still has a long way to go. Has minor injury concerns or is not in an ideal situation to grow at the moment.
    DUnlikely to reach upside. Unlikely to grow and is not in a favorable situation. Could have major injury concerns. Immature. Distracted easily.
    EImpossible to reach upside.
    1997 - GRADUATED
    1) Frenkie de Jong CM – 94A – Barcelona/HOL
    2) Abdelhak Nouri AM – 90E – Ajax/HOL*
    3) Steven Bergwijn W - 84B – PSV/HOL
    4) Kasper Dolberg ST – 87D – Ajax/DEN
    5) David Neres W - 82B – Ajax/BRA
    6) Donny van de Beek AM - 82B – Ajax/HOL
    7) Edson Alvarez CB – 84C – Ajax/MEX
    8) Arnaut Groeneveld LW – 82C – Bournemouth/HOL
    9) Guus Til CM – 75A – Spartak Moscow/HOL
    10) Michel Vlap AM – 74A - Anderlecht/HOL
    11) Jerdy Schouten DM – 73A - Bologna/HOL
    12) Sam Lammers ST – 78C - PSV/HOL
    13) Noussair Mazraoui RB – 69B – Ajax/HOL
    14) Philippe Sandler CB/WB – 70C – Manchester City/HOL
    15) Pablo Rosario DM - 68A - PSV/HOL

    HM: Vaclav Cerny (Utrecht), Alessio da Cruz (Ascoli Calcio), Laros Duarte (PSV), Hidde ter Avest (Udinese), Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town), Matteo Casseira (Ajax), Mohamed El Hankouri (Groningen).


    1998

    1) Calvin Stengs W – 85B – AZ/HOL
    2) Lisandro Martinez LB/CB/DM – 84B – Ajax/ARG
    3) Timothy-Fosu Mensah D – 84C – Manchester United/HOL
    4) Carel Eiting CM – 84D – Ajax/HOL
    5) Javairo Dilrosun LW – 82C - Hertha BSC/HOL
    6) Teun Koopmeiners DM – 77A – AZ/HOL
    7) Ritsu Doan AM - 79C - Groningen/JAP
    8) Rick van Drongelen CB – 75B – HSV/HOL
    9) Justin Bijlow GK – 72B – Feyenoord/HOL
    10) Joey Veerman CM- 76C - Heerenveen/HOL
    11) Kaj Sierhuis ST – 74C – Groningen/HOL
    12) Dante Rigo CM - 75C - PSV/BEL
    13) Ferdi Druijff ST - 74B - AZ/HOL
    14) Azor Matusiwa DM – 74A – Groningen/HOL
    15) Chidera Ejuke RW - 73B - Heerenveen/NIG

    HM: Justin Hoogma (Utrecht), Rodney Kongolo (Heerenveen), Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United), Sherrel Floranus (Heerenveen), Jasper van der Werff (Red Bull Salzburg), Dani de Wit (AZ), Gianni dos Santos (Sparta), Hassane Bandé (Ajax), Giovanni Troupee (Utrecht), Dennis Johnson (PEC Zwolle), Sherwin Seedorf (Bradford).

    1999

    1) Matthijs de Ligt CB – 96B – Juventus/HOL
    2) Donyell Malen W/ST – 87B – PSV/HOL
    3) Tahith Chong RW – 85C – Manchester United/HOL
    4) Perr Schuurs CB – 84B – Ajax/HOL
    5) Justin Kluivert LW – 83C – AS Roma/HOL
    6) Cody Gakpo W/AM – 80B – PSV/HOL
    7) Armando Obispo CB 81C – PSV/HOL
    8) Joel Piroe ST – 82C – PSV/HOL
    9) Noa Lang AM – 83C – Ajax/HOL
    10) Owen Wijndal LB – 80B – AZ/HOL
    11) Bobby Adekanye RW – 80D – Lazio/HOL
    12) Nick Venema ST - 78B - Utrecht/HOL
    13) Leandro Fernandes DM – 79C – Juventus/HOL
    14) Ferdi Kadioglu AM – 74B – Fenerbache/HOL
    15) Halil Dervisoglu W/AM – 76C – Brentford/HOL

    HM: Luis Sinisterra (Feyenoord), Ole Romeny (NEC), Michal Sadilek (PSV), Jeovanni Dianganga (Standaard Luik), Emanuel Boateng (Lazio), Mitchell van Bergen (Heerenveen), Dylan Vente (Feyenoord), Deroy Duarte (Sparta), Jordan Teze (PSV), Nathangelo Markelo (Everton), Godfried Frimpong (Benfica), Anderson Lopéz (AS Monaco), Danilo Pereira (Ajax), Che Nunnely (Willem II), Maxmillliano Romero (PSV), Tyrell Malacia (Feyenoord).


    2000

    1) Juan Familia Castillo LM/LB - 83C – Ajax/HOL
    2) Orkün Kokcü AM - 83C - Feyenoord/HOL (TUR)
    3) Sergino Dest LB/LM – 81C – Ajax/HOL (USA)
    4) Kik Pierie LB/CB – 80C – Ajax/HOL
    5) Nicolas Kühn ST – 83D – Ajax/GER
    6) Kjell Scherper GK – 83D – Ajax/HOL
    7) Ludovit Reis DM - 79B - Barcelona/HOL
    8) Jeremie Frimpomg - 80C - RWB/RM - Manchester City/HOL
    9) Victor Jensen AM – 80C - Ajax/DEN
    10) Mitchell Bakker LB - 77C – PSG/HOL
    11) Xavier Mbuyamba CB - 78C - Barcelona/HOL
    12) Zakaria Aboukhal – W/AM – 79C – AZ/HOL
    13) Achraf El Bouchataoui AM - 78C – Feyenoord/HOL
    14) Lutsharel Geertruida CB – 74C – Feyenoord/HOL
    15) Jasper Schendelaar GK – 74C – AZ/HOL

    HM: Jason Noslin (SC Braga), Justen Kranthove (Leicester City), Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (Ajax), Peer Koopmeiners (AZ), Lucas Leverland (ADO), Ilounga Pata (Huddersfield Town), Millen Baars (Manchester United), Dominik Kotarski (Ajax), Kees de Boer (Swansea), Elayin Tavsan (Sparta), Sydney van Hooijdonk (NAC), Ole Romeny (NEC).


    2001

    1) Joshua Zirkzee ST – 89B – Bayern München/HOL
    2) Daishwan Redan ST – 86C – Hertha BSC/HOL
    3) Myron Boadu ST – 85C – AZ/HOL
    4) Manuel Pherai AM – 84C – Dortmund/HOL
    5) Omar Rekik – CB – 82C – Hertha BSC/HOL
    6) Sepp van de Berg – CB – 82B – Liverpool/HOL
    7) Lassina Traoré ST – 83C – Ajax/BUR
    8) Vicente Besuijen AM – 82C – Roma/HOL
    9) Joey Koorevaar GK - 82C - Feyenoord/HOL
    10) Jurriën Timber CM – 80C – Ajax/HOL
    11) Liam van Gelderen CB – 80C – Ajax/HOL
    12) Wouter Burger CM – 79C – Feyenoord/HOL
    13) Quinten Timber RB – 77C – Ajax/HOL
    14) Marouan Azarkan AM – 79D – Feyenoord/HOL
    15) Arjen van der Heide LW - 78C - Heerenveen/HOL

    HM: Enric Llansala (Ajax), Nordin Musampa (Ajax), Crysencio Summerville (Feyenoord), Jip Molenaar (Eintracht Frankfurt), Kenzo Goudmijn (AZ), Nigel Thomas (PSV), Yorbe Vertessen (PSV), Ramon Hendriks (Feyenoord), Cheick Toureé (Feyenoord), Tyro Nimmermeer (Lazio), Sydney van Hooijdonk Traore (NAC), Christopher Mamengi (Utrecht), Denilho Cleonise (Genoa), Thomas Buitink (Vitesse), Anouar El Mhassani (West Ham United), Jimmy Kaparos (Schalke), Daan Reiziger (Ajax), Splinter de Mooij (Feyenoord), Maxim Gullit (AZ).

    2002
    1) Ryan Gravenberch CM – 90B Ajax/HOL
    2) Mohammed Ihattaren W/AM – 90C – PSV/HOL
    3) Brian Brobbey ST – 88D – Ajax/HOL
    4) Kenneth Taylor CM – 83A – Ajax/HOL
    5) Annas Salah-Eddine – LB – 86C – Ajax/HOL
    6) Ian Maatsen LB/CB – 84C – Chelsea/HOL
    7) Jayden Braaf ST 84C – Manchester City/HOL
    8) Melayro Bogarde CB - 84C – Hoffenheim/HOL
    9) Sontje Hansen LW/ST – 84C – Ajax/HOL
    10) Ki-Jana Hoever CB/RB – 83C – Liverpool/HOL
    11) Dillon Hoogewerf ST - 83C – Manchester United/HOL
    12) Noni Madueke RW/AM – 83C – PSV/ENG
    13) Jeremy Antonisse W/CAM- 83C - PSV/HOL
    14) Romano Postema ST - 81B - Groningen/HOL
    15) Mohamed Taabouni AM – 81C – AZ/HOL

    HM: Jaymillo Pinas (Ajax), Kian Slor (Groningen), Fode Fofana (PSV), Nerysho Kasanwirjo (Ajax), Naoufal Bannis (Feyenoord), Bjorn Hardley (Manchester United), Yannick Leliendal (KRC Genk), Tein Troost (Feyenoord), Hossein Zamani (Genoa), Dirk Proper (NEC). Djenauro Daniels (PSV)., Joshua Pynadath (Ajax).

    2003

    1) Naci Unuvar AM – 92B – Ajax/HOL
    2) Xavi Simons CM – 90C – PSG/HOL
    3) Kian Fitz-Jim CM – 89C – Ajax/HOL
    4) Devny Rensch CB – 87C – Ajax/HOL
    5) Rio Hillen CB – 85C – Ajax/HOL
    6) Noah Ohio ST - 86C – ST Leipzig/HOL
    7) Solomon Bonnah RB – 84C – RB Leipzig/HOL
    8) Jenno Campagne CM - 84C - Ajax/HOL
    9) Ar’jany Martha AM/ST - 83C - Ajax/HOL
    10) Denzel Owusu CB – 82C – Feyenoord/HOL
    11) Mohamed Sankoh ST – 81C – Stoke City/HOL
    12) Mylian Jiminez CM – 81C – PSV/HOL
    13) Christian Rasmussen RW 81C - Ajax/DEN
    14) Fedde de Jong CM – 80C – AZ/HOL
    15) Myron van Brederode – 80C – AZ/HOL

    HM: Julius Dirksen (Ajax), Youri Regeer (Ajax), Saydou Bangura (Aachen), Sam Mohamed Akharaz (Utrecht), Dani van den Heuvel (Ajax), Youri Baas (Ajax), Mert Demirci Nijmeijer (Valencia), Sam Krawczyk (KRC Genk).

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    Top 15 Dutch prospects:
    *Matthijs de Ligt, Donny van de Beek, Justin Kluivert, Frenkie de Jong and Steven Bergwijn graduated with all having played two full pro seasons.

    Abdelhak Nouri tribute - one of a kind.
    An Iniesta/van der Vaart hybrid.

    A real #10 and a real phenom. The most anticipated product to come out of the academy in decades, Nouri won tons of personal accolades since the U12, with the MVP of the Jupiler League, the Dutch second division, as his most recent hardware. There he formed a midfield with van de Beek and Frenkie de Jong and was deemed a much greater talent than both at the time. His technical skills are unheard of. He uses his technique rapidly, effectively and is always in control. He can do mesmerizing things with the ball. His acceleration, two footedness and agility makes him hard to defend and he plays out of pressured or crowded situations without breaking a sweat due to his street skills. He turns and moves around so quickly. A ridiculous touch in his feet, Nouri dishes out the most incredible and creative assists and is always a threat with dangerous through balls. Accurate shot, too. Nouri doesn't waste many opportunities or shoot lose cannons. Personally, the most jaw dropping, entertaining player I have ever come across, not named Ronaldinho.

    Nouri always was #1 on my rankings and always hovered around a 90-92. In terms of skills with the ball, Nouri could've been even higher, but his lack of defensive work and weak physical attributes (1.70 and 65KG) would require you to play with a real DM or two CM's beside him. Mentally, Nouri was excellent. Mature, realistic, but very ambitious.

    Abdelhak Nouri collapsed during a preseason match with Ajax in 2017. He's been in a coma ever since.


    1) Naci Unuvar - AM - 92B - Ajax/HOL

    Best offensive talent out of the Ajax academy since Appie Nouri.
    Football talent scout review: Naci Ünüvar (10/10 potential: world class)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzkQwsjpy2I
    Style comparison: A Pirlo/Sneijder hybrid
    Maxed potential: Best/top 3 CAM

    Pro’s:
    - Outstanding dribbler
    - Creates space for his teammates
    - First touch is excellent.
    - Quick, agile, light footed.
    - Outstanding vision; reads plays well.
    - His through ball is insane.
    - Above average shot; more touch than power.
    - Creative, technical – joy to watch.
    - Very smart player; high football IQ; has continuously played vs boys 2 to 4 years older.

    Cons:
    - Short in size, though at 16 should still grow and beef up more.
    - Can be a bit to enthusiastic.
    - Defensively there’s still a lot of room to grow. He saves his energy when his team doesn’t have possession.
    - Plays with a lot of risk in his game; prone to turnovers.
    - Very hyped. You can tell people within the Ajax community want him to replace Nouri.

    2) Ryan Gravenberch – CM – 90B – Ajax/HOL
    The player you build your team around.
    Football talent scout review: Ryan Gravenberch (10/10 potential: world class)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4ynoBAr-O8&t=55s
    Style comparison: Paul Pogba
    Maxed potential: Top 5 CM

    Pro’s:
    - Tall, physical, albeit still lanky, midfielder; uses his size and reach very well.
    - Creative; quality playmaker, which is his main strength.
    - Speedy for his size.
    - Calm; knows when to speed things up or slow things down. No nerves.
    - Defensively strong.
    - Powerful player; hard nosed in battles, hard shot, but also shows finesse in his playmaking and technique.
    - Versatile; can play at all three midfield positions (DM, CM, AM or even wide).
    - Leadership. Very talkative during his youth team days.

    Cons:
    - Can be prone to making unnecessary fouls at unnecessary moments.
    - Rather wild shot. Should be more precise with his chances. I’ve head his teammates yell: “go get it yourself!” – whenever he was about to shoot from outside the box during practice.
    - His versatility can actually hurt his development. Doesn’t appear to have picked a primary position yet, or better said his coaches. Even played parts as a striker during earlier youth matches.

    3) Xavi Simons - CM - 90C - PSG/HOL
    Can he live up to the hype?
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ8BroO4MqM&t=1s
    Style comparison: A mix between Luka Modric and Edgar Davids
    Maxed potential: Top 5 CM

    Pro’s:
    - Fast, with or without the ball. First touch is top notch.
    - Thinks very quickly.
    - Finds openings rather effortlessly.
    - Outstanding through ball.
    - Creates space and opportunities for his teammates
    - Works hard, defends well; passionate.
    - A real director on the pitch; directs the tempo of the match.
    - High football IQ
    - A vocal leader

    Cons:
    - Should shoot more often. He can be too generous with his passing.
    - Size, much like Unuvar, is rather short, but he might still grow, nor does it affect players with his IQ much.
    - Can be too fancy. I think he can be even more effective with his playmaking.
    - Is hyped a lot. Has to deal with a lot of pressure.

    4) Mohammed Ihattaren - CAM – 90C – PSV/HOL
    Yet another talented Dutch- Moroccan, but this one is the best one yet.
    Football talent scout review: Mohammed Ihattaren (10/10 potential: world class)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_us2pIsU-o&t=243s
    Style comparison: Nabil Fekir
    Maxed potential: Top 10 CAM

    Pro’s:

    - Very all-round. Really has it all. Strong body, technique, pace, power, finesse.
    - He’s a dribbling midfielder, but can also direct play and score himself.
    - Has the technical ability and pace to pass his opponents, which he likes to do. Is a real creator out there.
    - Very strong. Big legs, good frame and still growing. Should reach 1.87m.
    - Hard to knock off the ball. Wins most of his battles.
    - Can be useful as the link up guy and hold balls or as the playmaker behind the striker such as an enganche or function as a trequerista like Kaka.
    - Lots of finesse in his passing and shot.
    - Plays with a lot of passion. He’s a proud kid.

    Cons:
    - Can hold onto the ball too long. He dribbles with the ball where he should’ve went for the pass. His decision making needs work.
    - Still has to learn how to direct the tempo of the match.
    - Should use his pace more. Has the tendency to create or pass his opponents while standing still and that’s not always very efficient.
    - Right foot needs work. He wants to do too much with his left, making him a bit predictable.
    - Can find himself all over the place positionally.
    - Ball control and first touch is good, but not consistent. Balls still bounce from his feet from time to time.
    - Should be more noticeable on the scoresheet for such a dominating talent.

    5) Kian Fitz Jim - CM – 89C – Ajax/HOL

    Xavi Simons without the hype.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=EddDTJg5lnQ
    Style comparison: Xavi Hernandez
    Maxed potential: Top 10 CM

    Pro’s

    - A modern day #6. Likes to have the ball in his feet and start attacks from deep on his own half. A real director of play.
    - Fitz Jim plays with that Virgil van Dijk swagger; just in total control, never panics.
    - A true creative playmaker; he dribbles his way into free space effortlessly in order to set up his teammates.
    - Strong with both feet.
    - High work rate.
    - Great touch. Master of the through ball. Especially high ones; his trademark.
    - Has that extra gear. Starts out slow, dribbling, thinking and then he just takes off once he sees an opening.
    Cons:
    - Smart defensively, but is still overpowered at times.
    - His body frame should fill out more; right now he’s quite skinny.
    - His shot is average. Lacks power.
    - He has so many traits that he will likely play multiple positions these next few years. He’s already played all midfield positions and winger. Hopefully he can focus solely on the #6.

    6) Joshua Zirkzee – ST – 89B – Bayern München/HOL
    A new breed striker.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mqfWSmO7qg&t=217s
    Style comparison: A bigger, more technical Ruud Gullit (has some Zlatan traits as well)
    Maxed potential: Top 5 striker

    Pro’s
    - There isn't a fitting striker role for him. He's a new breed.
    - Fast, tall (1.93m) and powerful striker.
    - Technically gifted.
    - Hard, accurate shot. Zirkzee is deadly in the box.
    - Thinks and moves around quickly and is an outstanding dribbler for his size.
    - Is calm and has patience in pressured or crowded situations.
    - Strong body makes him a great hold up guy, but has the agility and pace to create himself
    - His vision and strength would make him work at CAM or even CM as well; much like Ruud Gullit.
    - Outstanding with his head.
    - Has scored his fair share of free kicks.

    Cons
    - Rarely uses his left foot.
    - Wants to be involved too much at times. Trying to pick up balls way out of position.
    - Can be too fancy, often leading to turnovers.

    7) Brian Brobbey – ST – 88D – Ajax/HOL
    A gorilla on roids.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCuEhVGAnG0
    Style comparison: Romelu Lukaku
    Maxed potential: Top 10 striker

    Pro’s:

    - Ridiculously strong (club even forbids him to work with weights now); imposing forward.
    - Likes to play with his back towards the goal, hold the ball and wait for his teammates to position themselves, or turn and shoot himself.
    - Underrated speed for a man his size, especially when at full speed.
    - Powerful shot and a strong, fearless header.
    - Deadly in the box. Knows where to be at the right time.
    - Even played winger before, and while his main assets were wasted there, he better understands when and where to anticipate on crosses.

    Cons:
    - Not much of a playmaker.
    - No finesse.
    - A deep lying striker; not that useful without the ball.
    - Is a volume shooter, but not always very accurate.
    - Needs to surround himself with playmakers and crossing wingers to be most effective.
    - His physical head start will level out once he reaches Ajax I. Will be interesting to see how he holds up, but the D-grade is understandable.

    8) Dashaiwn Redan – ST – 86C – Hertha BSC/HOL
    UEFA youth league, Oranje U19 and Chelsea's U23 top scorer, who learned his football with Ajax and Chelsea.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uO6T60g7Jo
    Style comparison: Anthony Martial
    Maxed potential: Top 15 striker

    Pro’s:
    - Complete striker. Strong with both feet, okay with his head, can be a poacher or create opportunities himself.
    - Times his runs without the ball perfectly – always gets his fair share of chances.
    - Has the speed, guts and technique to be an effective winger, too.
    - Lateral speed, turns quickly, making him hard to guard even with his back towards the goal.
    - Scores easily. Doesn’t need a whole lot of time or space. Lethal in the box.

    Cons:
    - His final delivery often lacks accuracy.
    - Can be very nonchalant as the game goes on; overconfident with his trickery or shot.
    - Should improve his heading. He can waste some perfect heading opportunities.
    - Weak left foot.
    - Can be very negative towards his teammates when things aren’t going well.
    - Not all that tall; around 1.73m and below 70KG..

    9) Donyell Malen – W/ST – 86B – PSV/HOL

    Oranje’s new striker, who learned his football with Arsenal and Ajax.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6oKjcDX4D4
    Style comparison: Raheem Sterling
    Maxed potential: Top 15 striker

    Pro’s:

    - Very fast, agile and light footed winger.
    - Uses his acceleration to surprise his opponents.
    - Trickery and efficient technique.
    - Good goal instincts in the box.
    - Good first touch and ball control at full speed.
    - Has good vision and a good cross.
    - Strong for his size (1.79m).

    Cons:

    - Just turned striker. Jury is still out on his efficiency there.
    - When he’s not starting out decent, he tries too overcompensate.
    - Used to be a bit of an ego and ball hog, but this has improved already. His vision is great, but he still wants to do too much by himself at times.
    - Doesn’t win many aerial battles.
    - Can do more of the dirty work.

    10) Myron Boadu – ST – 85C – AZ/HOL
    AZ’s jewel might become the youngest top scorer in Eredivisie history.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgUznfve0VE
    Style comparison: Patrick Kluivert
    Maxed potential: Top 15 striker

    Pro’s:

    - Uses his body well. Hard to take away the ball from him.
    - Good pace and technique.
    - A threat at all three forward positions.
    - Strong with both feet, making him clinical in the box.
    - Creative in the crowded areas.

    Cons:
    - Average size (1.81m and 70KG). Should fill out more as he is still only 18.
    - Shot lacks power still.
    - Inconsistent because he has yet to identify himself with the proper striker role. I’d like him as an advanced forward myself.
    - Broke his ankle last season. That usually remains a weak point for one’s career.

    11) Immanuel Pherai – AM – 84C – Borussia Dortmund/HOL

    Knocking on the door at Borussia Dortmund. Oranje is dying for a player like him.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=stXxaxSPdOk
    Style comparison: Ibrahim Afellay
    Maxed potential: Top 15 AM

    Pro’s:
    - Excellent playmaker. His vision is great.
    - Likes to dribble and create himself.
    - Has great (first) touch.
    - More finesse than power.
    - Creative; Pherai sees openings and space before anyone else on the pitch.
    - Plays very deep for an CAM. Finds himself on the scoresheet quite often.
    - Great (long distance) shot. Is the free kick specialist for some of the teams he has played for, including Oranje U18.

    Cons:
    - Can be too enthusiastic during his dribbles; prone to turnovers that way.
    - A wild, lose canon at times. His plans out there aren’t always realistic.
    - Ball control is good, but at full speed it needs practice.
    - Not the biggest one out there. My guess is 1.75m and below 70KG.

    12) Calvin Stengs – RW/AM – 84B – AZ/HOL

    Oranje’s future winger
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAEdXdQHBNg&t=35s
    Style comparison: Coutinho
    Maxed potential: Top 15 winger.

    Pro’s:
    - Very light footed.
    - Great acceleration and top speed.
    - Efficient finisher.
    - Can create something out of nothing; is a constant threat when on.
    - His technical ability makes him great in the smaller areas of the pitch.
    - Versatile. Can be used on the wings or as the #10.
    - Excellent vision. Frequently sets up teammates with nice through balls.
    - Likes to cut inside and use his trickery to create chances himself. Not the typical backline-crossing-winger, though he still gets his fair share of assists that way.

    Cons:

    - Still very inconsistent.
    - Good size (1.87m) but lanky. Not the strongest player in battles.
    - Only uses his left foot, making him a bit predictable.
    - Ball control and first touch is inconsistent.
    - Already a bit injury prone this early in his career.

    13) Perr Schuurs – CB – 84B – Ajax/HOL

    A CB with the total package, slowly reaching his potential
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oLTnXGlaYo
    Style comparison: Rafael Varane
    Maxed potential: Top 15 CB

    Pro’s
    - Ideal size for a CB (1.93m and 90KG).
    - Perr is calm in all situations.
    - Very disciplined.
    - Great in personal battles.
    - Excellent header.
    - Excellent long ball.
    - Has gotten noticeable faster this past year.
    - Times his interceptions extremely well. A good tackler.
    - As most Dutch defenders, Perr is good with the ball. Has the confidence to dribble out of pressured situations.
    - A leader. Captained Fortuna to the Eredivisie at just 17 years old.
    - Had a wicked shot while playing for Fortuna, even scoring on free kicks. Has a different role with Ajax, but his shot should still be there.

    Cons:
    - Still prone to turnovers or weak moments. Needs to be more consistent.
    - His breakout pass is outstanding, but he is sometimes afraid to use it. He should take that risk more often.
    - Can be too nonchalant at times.
    - Positional game during zone defense needs work.
    - As most Dutch defenders, Perr is still a bit soft. I’d like him to be a bit more tough and intimidating.

    14) Tahith Chong – RW – 85C – Manchester United/HOL
    An amazing blend of speed and technique
    Football talent scout review: Tahith Chong (9/10 potential: key player)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1cSSD7Aydg
    Style comparison: Ousmane Dembele
    Maxed potential: Top 15 winger

    Pro’s:
    - Lots of speed; especially his first steps.
    - Outstanding technique and plays with a lot of flair; uses it effectively.
    - Runs all the time and passes his man easily. Trickery and agility makes him hard to defend.
    - Defends and willing to do the dirty work.
    - Reads the game well and, even at top speed, has the touch to play outstanding through balls.
    - Cuts inside a lot, not the typical backline-crossing-winger.
    - Sometimes wild, but his shot is lethal. Has been a free kick specialist for Feyenoord and United youth squads.

    Cons:
    - Sometimes goes on runs without a plan – like a headless chicken.
    - Prone to turnovers.
    - Very lanky and a light weight. I think the primary reason he hasn’t made more minutes for United yet, as he has the raw talent to compete with the likes of Martial and Rashford already.
    - Often wanting to do too much. Picking up balls at midfield or suddenly finding himself defending on the other side. Needs to have a coach to put him on a short leash. Mourinho would’ve been a good one if he were to be a more youth orientated coach.

    15) Kenneth Taylor – CM – 83B – Ajax/HOL
    Ajax’ future captain
    Football talent scout review: Kenneth Taylor (9/10 potential: key player)
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAMOXLjFU2Y
    Style comparison: Donny van de Beek/Adrien Rabiot
    Maxed potential: Top 20 CM

    Pro’s:

    - A playmaker at the #8 or #6; Taylor is a regista with a high football IQ.
    - Smart, mature kid. Very likely to reach his upside.
    - Very efficient, non flashy player; rarely loses balls.
    - Really directs the tempo of the game.
    - Outstanding (long) pass and through ball.
    - Covers a lot of ground. Understands all 3 midfield positions.
    - Does a lot of work defensively.
    - Smart finisher.
    - Strong with both feet.
    - Excellent shot and free kick specialist for Ajax U17.
    - A leader in every way. Organizes the team on and off the ball.

    Cons:
    - Not overly fast, but moves around quickly.
    - Should be more noticeable on the scoresheet for such a ball hog.
    - Needs to focus on one midfield role. I think he would be best in the #6 regista role, rather than the #8 he’s played a few times recently.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019

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