FC Utrecht's Sebastien Haller believes Arsenal striker and French international colleague Yaya Sanogo could become a "sensation" in the Eredivisie were he to complete a proposed switch to Ajax.
The 22 year old has been something of a peripheral figure at the Emirates Stadium since arriving on a free transfer from Auxerre in July 2013, making just 19 appearances in all competitions under Arsene Wenger and scoring only once during a four-month loan spell with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace last season.
Despite Wenger being widely expected to bolster his striking options over the coming weeks with Lukas Podolski joining Galatasaray, Danny Welbeck still suffering from a complicated knee problem and Alexis Sanchez set to miss the start of the 2015/16 campaign in the aftermath of winning the 2015 Copa America with Chile, Sanogo is expected to be offloaded once again this summer.
According to reports from The Mail on 14 July, Ajax, who trailed champions PSV Eindhoven by 18 points last term, have recently commenced preliminary discussions over the possibility of taking the player to Amsterdam on a season-long loan deal.
While it remains to be seen how receptive Sanogo will be towards another temporary move, Haller believes his fellow forward has all the attributes necessary to prove a huge success in Dutch football.
"Yaya has always had the potential. He is physically very strong, calm on the ball, technically savvy and a very hard worker," he told De Telegraaf.
"Yaya is a real striker who can be a really unpredictable opponent, believe me. Sanogo can be a sensation in the Eredivisie."
Ajax sold striker Kolbeinn Sigthorsson to FC Nantes last month, but Sanogo may take encouragement from the fact that Arkadiusz Milik was signed on a permanent basis from Bayer Leverkusen in May following a successful loan stint.
If Sanogo were to join the four-time European Cup winners, he would link up with an Arsenal icon in Dennis Bergkamp, as the latter is currently employed by Ajax as an assistant to manager Frank de Boer.