Amin Younes, a gifted dribbler who laces his boots for Dutch record champions Ajax, received his first call-up to the senior Germany side following impressive displays in the UEFA Europa League. "He brings a certain element of surprise to our play," said Joachim Low. "He's incredible going one-on-one with his marker and also has a good shot. That's kind of what we've been lacking. He's the kind of direct player who looks to take players on."
Younes made his Bundesliga debut for Borussia Monchengladbach at the age of 18 but struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up. A loan spell at Kaiserslautern did not bring the desired success, largely due to him suffering with a number of injuries.
Horst Hrubesch nevertheless selected him for the UEFA U-21 European Championship, where his outstanding performances once again caught the eye of several big clubs. Younes eventually chose to move to Ajax.
He was on the fringes of the first team in his first year in the Netherlands, contributing eight goals and nine assists in 27 league outings. He enjoyed more starting appearances and played a more significant role during his second season and showed great improvement at the club.
In the past Younes was often criticised for a lack of physical robustness, but that is no longer the case. Thanks to his 5'6" (1.68 metres) frame he is extremely agile and is virtually unstoppable once he starts running.