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UEFA talent list: Madueke, Openda and ‘Ajax diamonds’

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January 11, 2022 – Four Eredivisie players are included in the ‘one to watch list’ for 2022. A total of forty talents have been selected by UEFA. The European Football Association speaks of ‘players who have the potential to experience a stormy development in the new year’. PSV player Noni Madueke, Vitessenaar Loïs Openda and Ajax players Jurriën Timber and Devyne Rensch have been selected.

The Ajax players succeed Ryan Gravenberch, who was on the list last year. ‘Ajax has gold in their hands for the umpteenth time. This time with Jurriën Timber. The graceful defender represents the club’s deeply rooted identity. He has already shown himself to be sovereign in the Champions League and has already won six international matches,” according to UEFA, where Rensch is also called an “Ajax diamond”. “He is a versatile player who can play as a right back and as a central defender.”

Noni Madueke is also in good shape with the European federation. The PSV attacker started this season well, but then struggled with an injury. UEFA expects him to be able to pick up his old form again and points to an old statement from the Engelman, where he calls Cristiano Ronaldo his great idol. “The youth international has clearly learned from his hero. He has power, speed and constant threat in front of goal.’

Speed ​​is also mentioned as the greatest weapon at Openda, which caused a furore at Vitesse in the first half of the season. ‘An attacker with impressive figures in the youth teams of Belgium. Openda’s speed and directness already helped him to become top scorer at Vitesse last season. He will continue in the same way this season, UEFA decides about the Eredivisionists. Other well-known names selected for the list include Barça players Gavi and Nico González and Red Bull Salzburg talent Karim Adeyemi.

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