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Wonderkid: Kasper Dolberg

Name: Kasper Dolberg   Age: October 6, 1997 (age 19)

League: Dutch Eredivisie     Height: 187 cm, 6’2    Position: ST/CF

Foot: Right footed        Market Value: £2.5 mil     Contract until: 30.06.2017


The past four months have been extraordinary for Kasper Dolberg. They have seen him become one of the best young strikers in the Eredivisie, capped for his national team and also become favourite to finish as the top scorer in the league. His rise has been incredibly quick and he has already started to send shockwaves all thoroughout Europe. His most recent outing saw him score an incredible 18 minute hatrick, a feat that hadn’t been achieved by a teenager in Ajax since the great Van der Vaart over a decade ago.

In recent weeks, a few major clubs have sent their best scouts to Ajax games to compile evaluation of the youngsters potential. One of which has been Manchester United who have taken a real major interest in the young Danish forward. However, his rise has come as of little surprise to the man who discovered him and got him his move to Ajax, John Steen Olsen. He always believed in Dolberg incredible ability for a young striker, as he stated earlier,

“Kasper is an extraordinary talent,” said Olsen. “I knew he would be a perfect player for Ajax. Kasper has exceptional qualities: speed, technique, intelligent play and good in the air.”

At 6 foot 2, he has both incredible physique for a striker but also the in game intelligence to accompany it. He has managed 8 goals in 12 games so far and seems to be getting better each game. Its easy to see why this Danish wonderkid is going to be household name in the next few years. Ajax will be lucky to keep hold of this youngster past this coming summer.

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