Dani de Wit (7/19)

The Under-19’s long-tenured midfielder and captain, Dani de Wit looks poised for a breakout season with Jong Ajax this year. The 19-year-old midfielder has featured across the youth ranks for the Netherlands, showing his talents fifteen times for the Dutch U-19’s thus far. Dani is often deployed as a classic central midfielder but more than often roams forward as an advanced playmaker. This makes him a strong asset to any team; de Wit is a link between defense and attack on offense with the capability to get back and defend as well.

Dani de Wit doesn’t wow crowds with his technical ability nor his physical presence. What makes the Ajax youngster so good is his awareness on the pitch. De Wit knows where to be at any given moment in the midfield. Often times what teammates want is space to work, which is something that Dani gives them.

De Wit’s constant running forward often leads to goals. His 6 in 22 U-19 league matches is a good return for a midfielder. De Wit’s passing is also very good – he consistently unlocks wingers for an easy cross in open space. Dani de Wit may not be the most flashy player, but his efforts make the game so much easier for his teammates.

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!