Ajax captain Davy Klaassen has been linked with a sensational move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The 24-year-old Dutchman has impressed many with his leadership qualities and playing style this season and is supposedly on the radar of many big clubs with Spurs being at the forefront to sign the in-demand and in-form midfielder.
The Dutch International has committed his future to Ajax till 2019 but a lucrative offer from a Premier League club might eventually tempt the Ajax man to test new waters.
The midfielder is valued at £20m by his present club. Nonetheless, Pochettino would have to bargain hard if he wants Bosz’s star man joining them next season.
Let’s take a glimpse at the performance and stats of the youngster.
Davy Klaassen – Player Stats
The Dutch International has had an impressive run with Ajax this season which saw them finish runners-up in both Eredivisie and also in the Europa League.
- Klaassen played in 33 matches for the Dutch club this season, which goes to show the consistency of the player and the faith granted to him by his manager.
- The Dutch International has scored an amazing 14 goals and provided 9 assists for his team. A feat almost comparable to any forward, the midfielder shows sheer quality and eagle-eyed vision when in front of the goal. No wonder, the 24-year-old has received such massive interests from big clubs.
- The player has maintained a healthy pass success average of 76% and made a remarkable 74 key passes in all competitions for the Eredivisie club.
- The youngster’s dribbling and finishing quality have been lauded by many as has been his leadership qualities on the pitch. (WhoScored)
Having all the ingredients to be a future superstar, Pochettino has got his eye on the prize with this one it seems.
What’ll he offer the Club?
With a stellar resume that he presents above, there is no doubt to the quality and skill that he would bring to the Tottenham midfield. Building a team for the future, Pochettino would be more than thrilled to have this youngster in his squad.
Klaassen’s exquisite creativity and vision in the centre of the park would make him a true addition. Also keeping European competitions in mind, Pochettino would not mind adding quality and depth to his squad.
Having all the qualities to be a potential future captain for the club, it’s a transfer that all of Spurs’ fans would be looking forward to.
Already having the likes of Delle Ali, Eriksen and Eric Dier, Tottenham’s midfield would be impregnable with the additional of Klaassen.
Worth the Money?
Seeing the quality and skill that the Dutch International brings to the table, there is hardly any debate to the fact it would a bargain of a buy at £20m.
With Pochettino eyeing at building for the future, this addition is something that he cannot miss and with other big clubs circling the hot prospect, he has to be fast and furious if he wants to prise away the individual from Ajax.