He has been on trial at Newcastle United for only two weeks but Dani Koks is already making a considerable impression.
The 17 year old Ajax graduate is chancing his arm for a new football career in England and couldn’t be doing much more to earn a contract.
Travelling with the reserves on their pre season tour of ironically…Holland, the midfielder has been the best player and match winner in the two matches so far.
Playing alongside the likes of older/experienced players such as 22 year old Haris Vuckic (Newcastle clearly trying to ‘encourage’ him to move elsewhere by including him on this tour!) and 20 year old Kevin Mbabu who was on loan at Ranger last season, Dani Koks has stood out a mile.
In the first match of the tour against a young Vitesse Arnhem team, Koks scored twice (as well as an own goal and one for Liam Smith) to get the Holland trip off to a 4-3 winning start on Tuesday night.
Then last night (Thursday) saw Dani Koks again score twice to hand United a 2-1 win over an FC Utrecht second string.
The Newcastle squad now move on to their next match on Sunday where Koks will enjoy a quick reunion with his former Ajax colleagues in a behind closed doors match, before they round off the trip next Wednesday against AZ Alkmaar.
Let’s hope Newcastle have impressed the young midfielder as much as Dani Koks has done with his displays on the pitch.