Tony Dorigo has claimed that Leeds United youngster Pascal Struijk is a player that appears to keep getting better.
Struijk, who earns £7,000-a-week (Spotrac), has surprisingly turned out to be an important first-team member this season.
The 21-year-old was regarded as a bright upcoming talent at Elland Road, but he’s been fast-tracked this campaign at Elland Road due to several injuries.
He’s a versatile left-footer that has filled into the midfield at times, but he’s a centre-back by trade and has also been deployed in his more favoured role as well.
The 6ft 3in powerhouse has been an ever-present in Premier League XI since December and has taken his chance.
Dorigo has singled him out for his contribution this season:
“Struijk is improving all the time. He looks like he wants to have one of those centre-back positions, the way he’s played recently,” Dorigo told LUTV.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds squad has a number of versatile players that can fill several positions of the pitch, none more so than Stuart Dallas.
Struijk definitely falls into that category though and he’s impressed in a couple of positions already this campaign.
It’s easy to overlook the fact he’s still an inexperienced youngster because of his stature, which is why it looks like he could have a big future ahead of him if he keeps developing in the right way.