Koeman warns Kluivert away from Man Utd; winger in Ajax future talks

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has urged Justin Kluivert to snub interest from Manchester United and remain in the Eredivisie.

The 18-year-old winger has been earning rave reviews for Ajax this term and he has scored seven times and grabbed four assists in 24 league appearances for the Amsterdam club.

Kluivert was seen speaking with Jose Mourinho on the pitch after last season’s Europa League final, although he later claimed the Portuguese boss was reminiscing about the last time he saw the youngster.

The Sunday Mirror though claimed last month, that the United boss was in advanced talks to bring in Kluivert – in a deal that would cost the club around £25million.

But former Everton boss Koeman has warned Kluivert, who could make his international debut against England tonight, from making the move to England and has revealed the player is in contract talks with Ajax.

 “Let’s hope these young players stay in Holland a little longer to play every week and develop,” said Koeman.”That’s the best [way] but it is not my final decision. I spoke to him and he is in talks with Ajax about his contract.

“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.”

A move to Barcelona has been mentioned for Kluivert – the same transfer his father Patrick made in 1998.
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