Manchester United are making significant progress on a deal for Ajax forward Justin Kluivert.
The Mirror report that the Reds are in advanced talks with Ajax over a deal worth £10m up front, though more eventually due to various add-ons, for the 18-year-old.
Kluivert, son of UEFA Champions League-winning Patrick, has made a big impact in the Netherlands since breaking brought into the Ajax side at a very young age.
It’s suggested that Man United manager Jose Mourinho spoke to Kluivert after the UEFA Europa League final. United beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm to complete their collection of trophies.
After full-time, Mourinho told Kluivert that he wished to sign him one day, or so claim the Mirror.
There’s no doubting the extraordinary talent of Kluivert. He’s a player rightly getting noticed for Ajax, and not just because of who his father is.
If a deal is to be done, though, it’d be an exciting one. That’d be particularly true if United can create a transfer that sees the majority of a few in add-ons. If a young player does fulfil those add-ons, then United are hardly reluctant not to pay it. If he doesn’t, then the initial overpriced asking fee isn’t as large as it would be without significant add-ons.