Five young players starring the Eredivisie right now
The Netherlands has always been a hotbed of football talent. Names like Johan Cruyff, Arjen Robben, Marco van Basten, Ruud van Nistelrooy and so on have delighted us both on the international scene and Premier League for years.
Such Dutch delights got Coral’s football experts thinking. Who are the latest Eredivisie talents that are hot right now? We’ve not limited ourselves to native Netherlands inhabitants, but picked out five emerging forces in their domestic league.
Arkadiusz Milik (Ajax)
Poland frontman Milik, 20, became a national hero when he scored in his country’s first-ever win over neighbours and bitter rivals Germany. On loan from Bayer Leverkusen, he has netted three times on his last two starts for the Amsterdam artists. Milik’s finest form has come in the KNVB Beker, or Dutch cup, where he posts frightening stats of eight in two outings. Ajax are 8/1 chances to qualify from Champions League Group F.
Kamohelo Mokotjo (Twente)
South Africa holding midfielder Mokotjo, 23, has really imposed himself in the engine room at former Eredivisie champions Twente. Making four assists from a deep-lying berth and netting once are real signs of encouragement. Mokotjo can expect to add to a couple of caps for Bafana Bafana in the coming months, especially if the Africa Cup of Nations goes ahead in January.
Tommy Oar (Utrecht)
Six assists in seven league appearances from Australia winger Oar, 22, this term cements his status as a player proving himself in Dutch football. He can expect a place and starting spot in the Socceroos’ Asia Cup roster this winter.
Daley Sinkgraven (Heerenveen)
Talented teenage attacking midfielder Sinkgraven is reportedly attracting attention from Manchester United, Liverpool, and El Clasico rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid. Two goals and as many assists this term from the 19-year-old Netherlands youth international, are seen as enough potential to link him to elite company.
Mitchell te Vrede (Feyenoord)
Versatile forward Te Vrede is filling the void left by Graziano Pelle’s departure from Rotterdam nicely. The 23-year-old has eight senior club goals for the season already. Feyenoord are 10/1 shots to win Europa League Group G.