In Focus: Tottenham face a battle to sign Kluivert as he reveals Premier League desire

According to an interview he conducted with Dutch magazine Helden, Ajax winger Justin Kluivert, who could move for £10m according to a report linking him with Manchester United in The Mirror on February 4, has listed Tottenham Hotspur among the Premier League clubs he would be interested in signing for in the future.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the 18-year-old has been in impressive form for the Eredivisie outfit this season and has already been linked with a move to the Red Devils earlier this month, as his current contract is due to run out in 2019 and there is no agreement over a new one as of yet.

According to an interview he did with Helden, the teenager says has praised Spurs, United, Chelsea and Arsenal and has hinted that he wants to play in England soon.

What did Kluivert say?

According to the interview with Helden, he said: “England appeals to me: Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester United are nice clubs where I can see myself playing in a few years.

“If you get a nice offer, you never know.”

How well has he done this season?

He has been excellent.

The winger, who can play on either flank, has established himself as a regular in the Ajax side despite his tender years, and he has scored seven goals and provided a further four assists in 25 appearances in all competitions for them this term.

According to WhoScored.com, the 18-year-old has made 30 key passes in 19 Eredivisie outings during the current campaign, while he has also successfully completed 46 of the 93 dribbles he has attempted.

Would he be a good signing for Tottenham?

He certainly could be, yes.

The teenage attacker looks to have a really bright future in the game because of the talent he has and the fact that he has already played nearly 50 matches for Ajax.

His versatility and potential to improve would have impressed Mauricio Pochettino, who may still look another wide player to his squad in the summer despite the addition of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain last month.

Will they get him?

It will be difficult, despite his comments.

Manchester United may well be the 18-year-old’s first choice given as he was seen speaking to Jose Mourinho in depth after the Europa League final, but if he wants more guaranteed playing time then Tottenham could hold an advantage over their top-four rivals for Kluivert’s signature.

 


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