Four years is a long time for a blossoming young player to spend playing first-team football in the Eredivisie. However, after consecutive seasons of consistent development, Utrecht’s 23-year-old winger Tommy Oar is ready to move on.
Propelled by his 2014 World Cup appearance with Australia, Oar is nearing the end of his best season in professional football. A massive shift in his game under new coach Rob Alflen has seen him become a creative machine for an underwhelming side. No player in the league has a higher rate of chances created per 90 minutes than Oar and the switch from a hard worker in a counter-attacking team to an offensive dictator has helped him show off the true value of his game.