After making his debut in the Ajax first team last season, young full back Deyovaisio Zeefuik will be hoping to become a regular under Marcel Keizer.

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The younger brother of former PSV Eindhoven prospect Genero Zeefuik, Deyovaisio joined the Ajax academy at an early age. He shone in the UEFA Youth league during the 2015/16 campaign and last season was handed his professional debut for Jong Ajax in a 1-1 draw with FC Emmen. He remained a regular in the second tier, making 27 appearances and contributing four assists.

In April, Peter Bosz called the right-back into the first team squad for the tie with Heerenveen and Zeefuik came off the bench to make his Ajax debut in a 5-1 win. That proved to be his only appearance of the season but Zeefuik is set to play a larger role in the first team, especially with Jong Ajax boss Marcel Keizer taking over from Bosz in the first team.

Zeefuik has also represented the Netherlands at Under 17, 18 and 19 level.

Style of play

The 19-year-old is a skillful right-back who loves to get forward but he does not ignore his defensive duties. He showed in his cameo against Heerenveen that he is tactically aware at all times and has no trouble berating his teammate’s should they fail to track their markers.

A powerful and pacey defender, Zeefuik can track even the quickest of opponents and shrug them off the ball with ease. He is ferocious in the tackle while going forward, the 19-year-old is a fine dribbler and has a keen eye for a pass.

What to expect of from Zeefuik this season

I was in the Johan Cruyff ArenA when he made his debut and the 19-year-old right-back is a player that I rate very highly. I fully expect  Zeefuik to push on this season and compete with Joel Veltman for the right-back slot and continue his promising start to his Ajax career.

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