Ché Nunnely (14/19)

Ever-present on the flanks for the U-19’s, Ché Nunnely has been one of the most exciting young talents in the academy for years. Only 18, the Dutch winger is comfortable on both flanks, but his strengths follow those of traditional wingers. Nunnely favors his strong right foot, so when he plays out wide on the right he’s often times more effective.

Ché is first and foremost an amazing on-the-ball player. His first touch is sublime and he beats defenders at the youth level with ease. Once he frees himself inside the box, his short passes and finishing abilities are great, as are his crosses from deeper. But if you’ve ever managed Ajax on Football Manager, you’ll know Nunnely as the kid who develops into a 19-20 pace player (one of the fastest in the game). This is no fluke; he is extremely fast running down the wing, which is beneficial both offensively and defensively.

Ché Nunnely has the physical presence to compete at the highest level as well as a first touch and ball control that will certainly make it difficult for Eredivisie defenders to tackle him. If he keeps improving this season and gets some solid minutes for Jong Ajax, I can see Nunnely becoming a key member of the squad by the time the 2018/19 season rolls around.

Written by Alex Dieker

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Crossbar Post, as well as a writer for AjaxDaily and lover of all things Ajax!