After a tumultuous weekend where nothing really happened, we turn to some transfer chat and a story that seems to be gaining some traction is our pursuit of Justin Kluivert of Ajax.
Apparently, we’ve bid €25m for the ‘promising youngster/wünderkid/unproven disaster-in-waiting’ but the club are holding out for more like €30m.
If true, this could be the first test of the “Brave New Transfer Policy™️” that Poch and Daniel might or might not have firmly agreed on a couple of weeks back when the manager signed his new 5 year deal.
Even at the asking price (not gonna happen), DL could see this as at least €10m saved on last season’s supposed targets Zaha & Malcom…..and Kluivert Jr certainly ticks lots of boxes for both Chairman and Manager.
The inevitable YouTube highlights showreel exhibit a player who likes to run with the ball (apparently with his head up, which is nice), doesn’t mind getting clogged by some big defenders and can deliver a useful cross. 10 goals and 5 assists last year could translate to a PL puff of smoke or an erupting volcano. We shall see, maybe.
So what do you reckon? Is Kluivert to NWHL a done deal or are the press schmoking too much schkunk?
And if not this Dutch Master, then who is going to fill the ample boots, and shirt, of Georges-Kevin N’Koudou??
Here’s the admittedly rather padded out Amazing Skillz vid in question: