Draakon Posted July 29, 2020 Share Posted July 29, 2020 In Netherlands, some Eredivisie clubs have a B team/reserves team that takes part of the Eerste Divisie games, although those reserves can't win promotion. I know that players over 18 yo would need competitive football to develop properly, so sensible thing to do would be to start looking for loan options if they've hit that age. However, in big clubs (such as Ajax) training facilities and coaching quality is far superior to any other Dutch club. And if the youngster is half-decent, most commonly Eerste Divisie clubs are interested, so they'd move to the same league that he played in Jong Ajax, just with worse training conditions. My first question - do Eerste Divisie games that reserves play count as "first team football" in terms of player development? Second question - what loan criteria should be met while deciding on loan? How good should training facilities be compared to my club or would it matter less than I think? Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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