Premier League clubs have been placed on high alert following comments from Ajax coach regarding youngster Riechedly Bazoer.
The Dutch giant has sent a lot of top stars to England, hence the piqued interests with the player set to be available next summer.
Ajax’s academy has produced several top players that have succeeded in the Premier League. Manchester United player Daley Blind, Tottenham stars Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Everton shot stopper Maarten Stekelenburg played for the club at one point in their careers.
Other stars that rose to prominence in England from the club’s famed academy include Nigel de Jong, Edwin van der Sar, Rafeal van der Vaart et al. Bazoer has been backed to be a success if he moves to England, hence Premier League clubs are falling over themselves to get his signature.
The 20-year old Netherlands international has already earned full international caps, having progressed through the country’s age-grade teams. He featured in the Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 levels. Despite starting at rivals PSV Eindoven, he moved to Ajax where he made his professional debut at 16 years.
After he turned 18, he made his debut for the senior squad where he was a substitute for Lucas Andersen in a league game 2014. Ajax manager Peter Bosz said that the player might likely not remain “after the winter break” and has been dropped from the squad poised to play in the Europa League against Standard Liege.
Arsenal, Manchester City, and Chelsea are likely targets, having been interested even before his move to Ajax. The Sky Blues and the Blues are reportedly topping the list of clubs that would get him when he exits the Dutch side.