Dutch Forward Djenairo Daniels Leaves Pacific
After two seasons in purple, Dutch striker Djenairo Daniels has left Pacific FC.
The 22-year-old forward arrived as an intriguing prospect from FC Utrecht and the PSV Eindhoven development pipeline, producing six goals and three assists in 54 appearances for the Tridents.
The centre-forward wasn’t exactly prolific despite bringing a high energy on the pitch, with last season seeing him score three goals in 26 appearances, two of which came after a midseason concussion scare.
“DJ was a player who came into Pacific FC looking to find his feet and settle into a new culture and atmosphere,” said PFC Manager of Football Jamar Dixon.
“He was always committed to learning and developing as a person and as a player. He is an incredibly passionate person who demanded a lot from himself and was always willing to give his all on the field for his teammates and his club.”
Daniels began his youth career Almere City and PSV Eindhoven. While he didn’t feature for the senior side, Daniels scored one goal in three appearances at the reserve level before moving on to FC Utrecht.
The six-foot-three striker made seven appearances for Utrecht’s reserves before before enjoying a loan spell spell in Italy with the Sassuolo Calcio U-19 side.
Daniels had also made eight youth appearances for the Netherlands at the U-17 and U-18 levels, with Pacific being the first to hand him his first senior minutes at the professional level.
“DJ is at a good place to move on and find the next step and next opportunity in his career,” added Dixon. “On behalf of everyone at Pacific FC, we wish him the best in his future. He will always be a Trident.”
Daniels isn’t the only attacker to have parted ways with the club this offseason, with Easton Ongaro having been transferred to the Italian lower ranks with Novara FC.
While the club is rumoured to have brought in Trinidad and Tobago striker Rheon Moore, the club has not formally unveiled any brand new player signings ahead of the 2024 CPL season.