Ajax and Justin Kluivert’s management talk about a new commitment, as the contractual cooperation is coming to an end next summer. Marc Overmars, Director of Player Policy, recognises that many foreign clubs are interested in the eighteen-year-old attacker, who himself admits to wanting to play for a club like Barcelona or Real Madrid. Peter Bosz hopes that his former pupil will not go abroad too early.
Bosz describes Kluivert as’ an exceptional talent’, a player who wanted to know everything about his former employer Borussia Dortmund’s.”The fact that he will one day take the step abroad is a realistic prospect, but it’s just too early for that,”says Ajax’s coach in conversation with Football International. Bosz points out to Kluivert’ the Dries Mertens-route’:”At the time, there were already doubts about whether he was physically able to do so. But he chose the gradual path, always one step higher up, where he could make minutes of play and developed himself.
“Via FC Utrecht, to PSV, abroad. Bosz advises Kluivert to stay with Ajax for the time being,” You can go to Manchester United now, but the competition there is fierce, with players like Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, who also have enormous qualities. Justin is still so young. He has to play weekly and become the best in the Netherlands first.
“With his actions, but also with goals and assists. Gery Vink has the same opinion. The Ajax youth trainer knows the son of Patrick Kluivert for years and thinks that the teenager is’ destined for the world summit’, but in the future. He just has to play at Ajax the next few years. There he can still develop enormously. Justin is not a player for the couch, he is a real fan, a young dog who has to be busy with a ball,”he emphasises.
“First let him become the great star of Amsterdam. That is the goal for now and the coming years. At the age of sixteen, Kluivert signed the first Ajax contract, which, according to FIFA provisions, could have a maximum duration of three years. Meanwhile he has reached the age when he is allowed to sign for a longer period of time.
Do you think Justin Kluivert stays with Ajax for at least a year and a half?