Koeman warns Kluivert against Premier League move

Ronald Koeman

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has urged young Ajax talent Justin Kluivert not to sign for a Premier League club yet as it could hamper his development.

Kluivert has been turning heads in the Eredivisie this season and has earned a call-up to the senior national team ahead of friendlies against England and Portugal.

The 18-year-old winger has reportedly also caught the attention of Manchester United, but Koeman believes a move to the Premier League at this stage would be premature.

"Let's hope these young players stay in Holland a little longer to play every week and develop," Koeman told a press conference.

Justin Kluivert

"That's the best [way] but it is not my final decision. I spoke to him and he is in talks with Ajax about his contract.

"I think the best [thing] is for him to stay in Holland because he is only 18 and in my opinion, that is too quick to move to the Premier League.

"It looks like he is not under pressure, he is playing like he did when he was 14 or 15, although he was a little nervous when he was selected for the national team. It's a big talent we have in Holland and let's hope he has a big future."

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