Manchester United have been put on red alert after Ajax forward Justin Kluivert revealed he wouldn’t be signing a new deal with the Eredivisie side, reports The Sun.
The 19-year-old has 12 months left on his contract at the Johan Cruijff Arena but has no intention on extending his stay. Kluivert said he was unhappy Ajax tried to offer him out to Tottenham without his knowledge and now the Dutch outfit have a big decision to make on his future.
Kluivert said to Volkskrant: “I’m not renewing my contract at Ajax. Too much has happened. The decreasing morale, lack of confidence, trying to sell me to Tottenham without me knowing.
“I heard about that at the last minute. That says nothing about Ajax, but about the people in the club.”
Ajax may be forced to cash in this summer, rather than risk losing such a talented forward for nothing in 12 months, meaning the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma stand a greater chance of procuring his signature.
United manager Jose Mourinho has played down talk of adding to his attack this summer, but with Anthony Martial potentially on his way out, the Red Devils will need a replacement ahead of next season.
Kluivert rose through the youth ranks to the Ajax first-team in 2017 and has gone on to make 56 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 23 goals. The Netherlands u21 international has impressed this season too, contributing 16 goals at the age of 19. He certainly has a bright future.