The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their club will sign a handful of quality players this summer in order to bridge the gulf in class between themselves and Man City next season.
Although United secured a respectable second place finish in the Premier League this season, the supporters were left to feel far from satisfied after being blown away by their local-rivals. Jose Mourinho has a mammoth task on his hands this summer in revamping his squad so they are capable of keeping pace with Guardiola’s city slickers next season, and reports in Holland should encourage him to sign a rising star in European football.
According to the Dutch media outlet Volkskrant, Justin Kluivert is unhappy with the hierarchy at Ajax and he has accused them of offering him a contract extension purely in order to increase his market value, rather than to ensure his future remains at the Amsterdam Arena. Based on Kluivert’s comments to Volkskrant, it seems that he is ready to leave the club despite initially wanting to remain in Holland.
It seems that his contract fiasco has soured relations between club and player, so United should take advantage of the situation before Europe’s heavyweights come calling for his signature. Justin, son of the Dutch legend Patrick, comes from an esteemed footballing background, so naturally the footballing world are expecting him to blossom into one of the world’s best in the years to come.
Judging by his progress so far, those expectations are certainly well-placed, as he notched an impressive 11 goals and provided 5 assists in all-competitions last season at just 19-years-of-age. With Anthony Martial being heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford, there should be a vacancy for Kluivert to fill next season, and if that proves to be the case then Mourinho would be foolish not to sign him this summer.
Considering Kluivert’s immense level of potential and glowing reputation in Europe, United will certainly face stiff competition for his signature, but if they react quickly and provide him with a generous offer in the coming weeks they could be set to sign a future superstar of the modern game.
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