Manchester United target admits he would rather sign for Van Gaal's former club

Louis Van Gaal

Heerenveen youngster Daley Sinkgraven admits that he wants to move to Ajax.

With Louis van Gaal taking the Manchester United managerial job in the summer, it was only natural that some of his fellow Dutchmen were linked with following him to Old Trafford.

Van Gaal took the Netherlands to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Brazil this summer, and a number of the players in that squad were suggested as possible transfer targets.

The likes of Daryl Janmaat, Stefan de Vrij, Ron Vlaar, Bruno Martins Indi, Terence Kongolo, Nigel de Jong, Jordy Clasie, Wesley Sneijder and Memphis Depay have all been linked with United since van Gaal's arrival, but only Daley Blind came to United with van Gaal.

It's well known that van Gaal has often signed a number of Dutch players during his career in club management, particularly at Barcelona, and reports suggest that he's got his eye on one of the Eredivisie's brightest prospects.

Playmaker Daley Sinkgraven, 19, has broken through at Heerenveen in the Netherlands, and has been touted for a move to United after a number of promising displays this season.

However, Sinkgraven has admitted that it would be better for his career if he made a move to a bigger Dutch club, such as Ajax - the club where van Gaal started his managerial career.

"I would first prefer to play at the top of the Netherlands," he said. "I think it’s too soon to go to a foreign country. Ajax would be a nice step."

Of course, a possible solution would be for United to sign Sinkgraven now and loan him out to Ajax, with van Gaal no doubt willing to help out his former employers.

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