Kluivert Jr hat-trick has Europe talking

Justin Kluivert

Ajax Amsterdam winger Justin Kluivert has Europe's elite club's on high alert after a scintillating hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Roda JC on Sunday.

Manchester United and Tottenham were already linked with the son of Netherlands legendary striker Patrick Kluivert after the teenager broke into the first-team squad last season, where he helped the Eredivisie giants to the Europa League final.

However, his treble of goals this weekend proved to be one of the most spectacular individual displays in the Dutch top-flight in recent years.

Featuring on the left-wing, the 18-year-old said after the game he's sure his display and first career hat-trick has made his father proud.

”My father. My family and I can only be proud of my performance today," he said. ”My first goal gave me the most satisfaction because we then went into the changing room at half-time with a different mentality.

”I was hunting for my hat-trick and I was delighted to get it. After the game, I asked my teammates all to sign the match ball so in the future, I can remember who I played with in order to achieve my hat-trick."

Kluivert has now featured 34 times for De Joden since making his debut this year, scoring five times and registering seven assists.