Spanish giants FC Barcelona are reportedly vying for the signature of Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert but could face stiff competition from Premier League clubs. The Dutch youngster has been one of the most intriguing players in the Eredivisie this season, which has attracted a number of English clubs, including the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Justin, who’s the son of former Barcelona star Patrick Kluivert, is easily one of the most highly talented teenage footballers in European football and looks destined for a big money move this summer.
Even Tottenham Hotspur, have shown a keen interest in the services of the 18-year-old Ajax sensation, who looks the real deal for Dutch football, at the moment. The Lilywhites are in the market for a winger as head coach Mauricio Pochettino looks to boost his attacking department and the addition of Justin Kluivert could be ideal for Spurs.
Splashing the cash on someone as young as Justin Kluivert could prove to be a massive gamble on Tottenham’s part. Even though Mauricio Pochettino is known for developing young talents, having nurtured the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Ben Davies amongst many others, Justin Kluivert, who has no exposure of playing in a high octane league as the Premier League, it is definitely a vague decision to sign him up next season.
Furthermore, Patrick Kluivert, the father of Justin Kluivert, has insisted the player, to remain at Ajax for a few more years before making the next step in his career, which could eventually prove to be useful for the youngster later in his career.
While there’s no doubt over the fact that Spurs are dire need of another winger this summer, despite the signing of PSG star Lucas Moura last month, gambling on the young and inexperienced Justin Kluivert could be too big a risk for the Lilywhites. Therefore, the Premier League giants should instead focus on the other candidates currently available in the market.
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, for example, could be an ideal addition to this Spurs team, who are lacking a bit of flair in the final third. The former Manchester United winger is highly expected to leave Palace this summer and Spurs have already shown a keen interest in his services.