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Winger urged to reject Man Utd move

He is one of the hottest prospects in European football, but Justin Kluivert have been urged to reject a potential move to Manchester United.

The winger, and son of Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for almost a year after he was spotted laughing and joking with Jose Mourinho in the wake of Ajax’s Europa League final defeat to United last May.

Reports suggested that the Portuguese had promised the youngster that he would sign him this summer, although recently, Kluivert revealed the details of his conversation with Mourinho.

Now, recently appointed Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman has revealed he has advised the 18-year-old to reject the overtures of any big sides, and continue his development at Ajax:

“Let’s hope these young players [like Kluivert] stay in Holland a little longer to play every week and develop,” said the former Southampton and Everton boss.

“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.”

Kluivert was an unused substitute during the Netherlands 1-0 defeat to England on Friday night, which was Koeman’s first game in charge of the national side.

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