When a club like FC København requests €3.5 million for one of its 17-year-olds, you know he’s a good player. When a club like Ajax that looks for the best possible deal on young players is satisfied with paying that fee, you know he’s a special talent. That’s exactly what happened with Danish playmaker Victor Jensen this summer as he made the move from the Scandinavian giants to Amsterdam.
When speaking to AjaxTV following his transfer, Jensen noted “I shoot good with both of my feet and I’m fast. I have good dribbling ability,” Jensen continued, “I’m a very aggressive player”. While this is evidence of Jensen’s good self-awareness, there’s certainly more to his game than just his physicality, finishing, dribbling, and confidence (although these are all very high).
Something that surfaces immediately after watching clips of Victor is his great awareness on the pitch, especially in the box. He loves to take on and beat his marker, but is also very good at positioning himself for an open shot in threatening positions. Jensen’s well-weighted through balls have an uncanny ability to break defensive lines, as well as the hearts of those supporting opposing teams. Victor Jensen is one to watch as he joins up with the Under-19’s this season.