Haller, whose performances in the Champions League surprised many, is another player who has proven to be a steal for Ten Hag. The 27-year-old scored 10 goals in the group stage, including four in a 5-1 victory over Sporting Lisbon.
That form has carried over to the league, where he has scored on 20 occasions to help Ajax leapfrog PSV at the top of the table.
Antony’s signing as Hakim Ziyech’s replacement was a huge coup for Ajax, and the Brazilian has certainly lived up to expectations so far. Antony, who is only 22 years old, has begun to attract interest from clubs all over Europe for his talents, and the Dutch club could profit handsomely if they decide to sell.
Berghuis joined Ten Hag from Ajax’s archrivals Feyenoord in a move that sparked controversy last summer, but he’s proven his worth this season. Another player who rose to the biggest stage in Europe’s elite competition finished with three goals and two assists.
Berghuis, who was signed for just £4 million, demonstrates Ten Hag’s ability to attract quality players.