After signing a new long term deal with the club, Carel Eiting is ready to shine for Ajax this season. 

  • By Michael Bell
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A member of the Ajax Academy since the age of nine, Eiting has quickly risen through the youth teams and was a regular at U19 level when turned 16. He starred in the UEFA Youth League during the 2015/16 and  2016/17 season run’s to the quarter-finals and made his professional debut with Jong Ajax in August last year.

He was a regular in the Dutch second tier towards the end of last season and made his first team debut in the KNVB Cup win over Kozakken Boys. This summer he has now officially been promoted to the club’s first team and handed the number 15 shirt. The 19-year-old has also been rewarded with a bumper new contract which will keep him tied to the club until 2022.

Style of Play

Eiting is a ball playing defensive midfielder who likes to dictate play from deep. His vision and passing range is exceptional and he can pick out a pass from anywhere on the field. He is deadly from set piece situations and likes to fire shots at goal from range with a powerful right foot. Eiting isn’t just strong with the ball at his feet, he also works tirelessly to win back possession from opponents and is a strong tackler.

What to expect from Eiting this season

Ajax’s talent factory has developed a number of exceptional midfielders recently with both Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek set to play a big part in the club’s campaign. Eiting’s promotion to the first team also shows the faith that coach Marcel Keizer has in the 19-year-old and he should quickly make his Eredivisie debut. With Ajax set to compete in the Europa League and the KNVB Cup their should be plenty of chances for the midfielder to showcase his fantastic ability.

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