Manchester United are always linked with players from here, there, and everywhere, often with very little substance, but reports today suggesting they are in advanced talks with a player may have some substance.
According to the Sunday Mirror, United are in talks regarding the signing of Ajax winger, Justin Kluivert. Kluivert made his debut for the historic Dutch club as a 17-year-old has already made 29 appearances for the club, including against Manchester United in last season Europa League final.
After that game, Jose Mourinho was seen giving some consoling words to the youngster, with reports even suggesting that the Portuguese promised to bring the youngster to Old Trafford next simmer. Mourinho is supposed to have said:
“You are a special one. Let’s make a special transfer.
“One more season, then you come to Manchester, and become my striker.”
Now, it is thought that Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal worth around £10m to bring the wonderkid to the Premier League, which would include a number of performance related add-ons.
Mourinho has known the youngster since a very young age when his father, Patrick Kluivert, used to play for Barcelona, where the Portuguese was a translator for Bobby Robson at the time. The striker scored 122 goals in 257 appearances for the Catalan side, and was also linked with a move to join United. He also scored 40 goals in his 79 appearances for his country.
While he was an out-and-out striker, his son is more of a winger, but has already scored five goals and produced two assists in his 16 appearances this season.