Spurs and Manchester United are set to miss out on Ajax wonderkid Justin Kluivert
France Football are reporting that Justin Kluivert is in talks with Italian side Roma
After netting 11 goals for Dutch side Ajax, Justin Kluivert is being touted as one of the hottest youngsters in Europe.
The son of former Barcelona player Patrick Kluivert, Justin has continued to impress while showing maturity beyond his years. He is only 19 years old.
France Football now report that Roma are likely to get the Dutch striker signed ahead of Spurs and Manchester United.
Career so far
Kluivert rose to prominence in the 2016/17 season when he made his debut for Ajax in a 3-1 away victory at PEC Zwolle.
He had to wait a couple of months for his first goal, which came against Excelsior.
The 2017/18 season started slowly for Kluivert, but he caught the attention of the international press with an impressive hat trick against Roda JC.
His ten goals and five assists this past season may not jump off the page, but Kluivert at the tender age of 19 is showing that he could be an impressive a player as his father.
Pace, trickery, flair and versatility makes Kluivert arguably the best ‘wonderkid’ in the game.
Spurs and Manchester United target
It will come as a surprise to no-one that Kluivert is being linked to the European big hitters including the Premier League’s very own Spurs and Manchester United.
Last week Kluivert told Volksrant: “I’m not renewing my contract at Ajax.”
“Too much has happened. The decreasing morale, lack of confidence, trying to sell me to Tottenham without me knowing.
“I heard about that at the last minute. That says nothing about Ajax, but about the people in the club.
“They do what they want. I get that feeling again: they do what they want.”
But reports now suggest that Champions League semi-finalists Roma are likely to pip them to his signature in what would be a huge move for the club.
Kluivert is already a Dutch international and while no figure has been reported for his sale, it is likely that it will exceed £20 million.
This will come as a bitter blow to Spurs in particular as they are in need for some firepower to help support Harry Kane. This would give Kluivert a perfect chance to learn from the striker.
Whatever happens, it looks like Kluivert sees his future away from the Amsterdam Arena.
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