NEWS ROUNDUP: Justin Kluivert to snub Manchester United for Barcelona

Patrick Kluivert would prefer his son to chose La Liga ahead of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United

Justin Kluivert has been warned by his father Patrick ahead of a potential switch to English giants Manchester United.

After impressing at times last season, Kluivert has really come to fruition this campaign under Erik Ten Hag.

The 18-year-old has scored seven goals so far in the Eredivisie this season. Each coming during his 17 appearances starting on his preferred the left-hand-side.

The crafty forward likes to cut inside and would be an interesting target for Manchester United,  particularly after Jose Mourinho’s January signing of Alexis Sanchez.

Dad Patrick’s comments come after Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman also spoke of how Justin should snub a move to Old Trafford and continue to develop at Ajax.

Koeman said,

” I think the best [thing] is for him to stay in Holland because he is only 18 and in my opinion, that is too quick to move to the Premier League.

“It looks like he is not under pressure, he is playing like he did when he was 14 or 15, although he was a little nervous when he was selected for the national team. It’s a big talent we have in Holland and let’s hope he has a big future.”

Patrick Kluivert has made it clear he’s proud of his son’s progress so far, but would favour a move to La Liga with Barcelona, following in his own footsteps.

He said,

“I’m very proud of him. He’s doing very good at Ajax,

“He’s now a first XI player. If he’s playing like this in the long-term, he could be one important player in the future.

“Of course, I prefer that he goes to Barcelona but in football everything can happen.

“He’s an adult, he can make his own decisions but he’s already said it’s a dream for him to play for Barcelona. But you never know in football.”

For now it looks like Justin is content at Ajax, he has recently discussed his ambitions,and his primary goals at the moment as a player.

Kluivert junior went on to say,

“My two main goals are winning the Eredivisie title with Ajax and then making my debut for the Netherlands, and of course to keep improving.”

Kluivert has since made his debut off the bench for the Netherlands in their 0-3 win over Portugal.

So his attention turns to winning the title with Ajax, a hard task as Ajax currently remain seven points behind PSV in second.

Kluivert and co will have to put in their best performances until the season end if they wish to lift any silverware.