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Pione Sisto’s performances during the Under-21 Euros in June have opened for a move to Ajax, according to Danish press. The 20-year-old’s talent is undeniable, and a move to a bigger club such as Ajax this summer seems likely.
In fact, Midtjylland FC, his club in Denmark, expects him to be their biggest ever sale. Considering that Midtjylland over the years have developed players such as Simon Kjær and Winston Reid and sold them to bigger European clubs, there is no doubt Sisto’s talent is incredible.
Name: Pione Sisto
Date of birth: 04.02.1995 – Age: 20
Position: Attacking Midfielder
Club: Midtjylland FC
Sisto is considered an incredible talent, much due to his exquisite pace and unpredictable dribbling. In the Danish Superliga he takes on opposing defenders with ease whether it is one, two or three defenders coming at him.
Key to any young player’s development is not being afraid of failure, and Sisto has that ability in abundance. He loves to try new skills and tricks, and more often than not he is successful.
He also has a fierce shot on him and can score from distance as well as good vision and passing abilities to set up his teammates for goal scoring opportunities.
At the age of 17, Sisto got his first team debut for Midtjylland. During his first season, 2012/13, he appeared in a fair amount of games before becoming a first team regular the following season. In 2014/15 he helped Midtjylland to their first ever league title in Denmark.
His end product is also good, notching up 17 goals in 65 matches from his midfield position for his club. His performances did not go unnoticed and he was called up for Denmark’s Under-21s in December 2014.
He made three appearances in the Under-21 Euros in June, scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Czech Republic.
As mentioned, Ajax are closely monitoring the 20-year-old and seem to be the club most likely to sign him this summer. Ajax have previously nurtured the talent of another Danish attacking midfielder, Christian Eriksen, who Sisto have been likened to by Denmark national coach Morten Olsen.
The transfer fee for the rapid midfielder is expected to be around €5 million, making him Midtjylland’s most expensive sale ever.
Sisto has also been linked with a move to major sides in the continent such as Arsenal, Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.
Written by Lars H. Thomesen
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