Sjaak Swart: Davy Klaassen would definitely succeed at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan


Jose Mourinho has been told to complete the signing of Ajax captain Davy Klaassen as he would definitely succeed at Manchester United.

He’s expected to leave the Eredivisie champions after this season and has been recently linked with a move to Napoli in the summer transfer window.

Klaassen has featured in 48 matches in all competitions scoring 19 goals and creating a further 12, making 178 appearances for his boyhood club, managing 54 goals and 38 assists during his time there.

Speaking about a potential move, Sjaak Swart claims he’s capable of performing well at Man United.

“Davy Klaassen only leaves if he can go to a really good club because he has a real Ajax heart,” he said.

“I think [he would cost] somewhere between €20-25million. If I was him I would not go to Italy. I think he is not suitable for that. [Dennis] Bergkamp and [Wim] Jonk played there in the past. Serie A is a very difficult league.

“I [would] rather see Davy Klaassen playing in England or Germany. Those are great countries where he can play.

“He can play for Arsenal and Liverpool. At this moment he would definitely succeed at Manchester United as well. So there are a lot of clubs suitable for Klaassen, also in Germany.”

The attacking midfielder will come up against United in this season’s Europa League final after enjoying a productive season under Peter Bosz.

His only goal in the Europa League was in Ajax’s 2-0 win over Schalke in their quarter-final first-leg and there’s no doubt he’ll be looking to prove himself on the main stage in Stockholm.

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