Kluivert tells son Justin to 'follow his heart' amid transfer talk


"I am also open to a move to England, the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are all great clubs and yes, I could see myself playing there".

Few, however, seek out distractions before the season even comes close to reaching an end - making Ajax's Justin Kluivert a little unique. A few more years at Ajax?

'If you get a nice offer, you never know, ' he told Helden.

When it comes to his long-term future, he says Justin should ignore the prospect of financial gain and join a team that best suit his strengths.

However the Toon Army was not among the clubs Kluivert Jr.name-checked when discussing his future. I've told him that he is still 18 and should be relaxed and for sure stay another year or more at Ajax.

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One obvious connection between that era and this is with Kluivert.

Justin has six goals and four assists in 19 Eredivisie appearances so far this season and young players can often look to fast-track themselves to the top, but his father Patrick, who had spells with Barcelona and Milan after coming through the Ajax academy, has some advice for his son. It wouldn't work out for him in Italy, but a move the following season to Barcelona saw him rebuild his reputation as one of the continent's best strikers. He said he could not believe how much I had grown, praised my playing ability and asked after my father.

He added: "Everywhere I go overseas they know my father, he often asks: "Come to Barcelona, I'll give [you] a tour of Camp Nou". "There are teams in the Premier League who play good football, but I see him more in Spain".

Kluivert insists he would also be keen follow in his father's footsteps and sign for Barcelona.

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