Kaj Sierhuis (11/19)

When a striker performs a bicycle kick from a cross and sees it loop over the goalkeeper and in, it really says two things. One: the player has the utmost confidence in his abilities. Two: he does, in fact, have those abilities. Kaj Sierhuis became a semi-internet sensation last year when he pulled off the ambitious overhead kick in the UEFA Youth League. However, Kaj is more than just a YouTube sensation, and most of those at Ajax have known this for a while.

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Sierhuis has been immense up front for the Under-19’s both domestically and in the Youth League. The Dutch striker, born in Athens, has scored an unbelievable 46 goals in 57 appearances for the U-19’s. Yes, you read that correctly. Sierhuis’ great knack for getting into open positions, constantly finding space through channels in and outside of the box, is what makes him such a threat to score goals.

That’s not to say his finishing isn’t great though, because it is. Kaj’s link-up play with fellow attackers is also good. Many of his passes occur in the midfield because he drops deep in somewhat of a false nine role, similar to the play style of Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg. Sierhuis is also a superb header of the ball, which helps him tally those extra goals that wouldn’t happen with just his feet. In conclusion, Kaj Sierhuis should be getting first team football with Jong Ajax this season. If he does, the 19-year-old will make a huge impact in the Dutch Jupiler League and beyond in the coming seasons.

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!