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Rising Talent: Viktor Fischer

Viktor Fischer has made countless appearances for Denmark's youth sides.

Manchester United are amongst a number of clubs chasing Ajax starlet Viktor Fischer.

The 17-year-old finished joint top scorer in the inaugral NextGen Series tournament this season level with Barcelona’s Jean Marie-Dongou.

Fischer’s highlight in the tournament came in the semi-finals as Ajax thrashed Liverpool 6-0. Fischer was effectively unplayable on that night. He was involved in every goal except one and even managed to grab a hat-trick at St Helen’s Langtree Park.

The striker holds the classic number ten at Ajax but has not broken into the first team yet. However, next season looks to be the time for the young Dane who has been compared to Ajax’s top performer this season and fellow Dane, Christen Eriksen. This increase of Danish talent, particularly coming from Ajax, could spur on the senior national side for great things in the future, much like the current rise of Norway.

Ajax are known for having a conveyor belt of upcoming stars and Fischer is no exception. As well as the hat-trick against Liverpool in the semi-final, he also grabbed two goals against a highly-fancied Barcelona outfit in the quarter finals.

As mentioned, Fischer is a striker and is predominantly left footed although the youth international is showing signs of being able to use both feet and links up excellently with the midfield. The Ajax side performed magnificently throughout the NextGen Series and that was down to Fischer and some of his other upcoming teammates including Davy Klaassen and Stefane Denswil.

Below is a compilation of some of Fischer’s finest moments so far. There is no doubt we are going to see much more of Fischer in the very near future!

About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.


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