Ajax winger, Justin Kluivert, who has always been linked with a move to the Premier League, lash out to his club for handling his future in Europe like a game, after having a transfer talks with Tottenham Hotspur right at his back, claiming the club board do whatever they want anytime they want to pointing fingers to the CEO Edwin Van der Sar and director Marc Overmars.
The 19-year-old Dutch star claimed that he rebuffed a contract extension offer from the club and will be leaving when his current contract offer expires, laying blames on the club boards, who he thinks are prompted by money.
Ajax also confirms to Dutch newspaper Volkskrant about the Spurs interests on the 19-year-old winger after the signing of Davinson Sanchez in the summer of 2017:
“Spurs’ proposal was that Kluivert would play in Amsterdam for another two years and that he would then go to Spurs.
We did not go further on that, because we wanted to renew Justin’s contract.”
Kluivert then added his claims saying to Volkskrant paper:
“I heard that at the last minute, as he continued his criticism. “That says nothing about Ajax, but about the people in the club. Somewhere they were laughing. You see how the football world works.
“If you get higher up, it looks like a game. They do what they want. I’m getting that feeling again now: they do what they want.
“I had two years contract and thought, ‘Do it.’ My idea was to stay. But then it turns out different.
“As a youth player, you see none of that. As a boy, everything is still fun. You have a nice game on Saturday. As soon as you get higher up, it is often about everything but football, it’s all about peripheral issues.”
According to new reports, Serie A giants AS Roma are reported to be in the pole position to sign the Dutch youngster after advancing talks with the Eredivisble club to land the 19-year-old.
Justin Kluivert is bound to the Dutch club till the summer of 2019, when will expire and has been impressive for the Ajax this season scoring 13 goals in 53 appearances as a winger.