Justin Kluivert says Ajax wanted to sell him to Tottenham Hotspur in January

In this handout image provided by UEFA, Justin Kluivert of Ajax in action during a training session at The Friends Arena ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester...

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want Justin Kluivert in January, and Manchester United have been linked with the Ajax winger in the summer transfer window.

Justin Kluivert of Netherlands looks on during the Netherlands Training session held at KNVB Sportcentrum on March 20, 2018 in Zeist, Netherlands.  The Netherlands will play England in a...

Justin Kluivert has been quoted as saying by The Sun that Ajax tried to sell him to Tottenham Hotspur behind his back in the January transfer window.

Kluivert’s current contract with Ajax runs out in the summer of 2019, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk, and the 19-year-old winger has stated that he will not sign a new deal.

According to The Sun, Manchester United want to sign the Netherlands international winger in the summer transfer window.

Justin Kluivert of Ajax in action during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord at Amsterdam ArenA on January 21, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Sun quotes Kluivert as saying: "I'm not renewing my contract at Ajax. Too much has happened.

The decreasing morale, lack of confidence, trying to sell me to Tottenham without me knowing. I heard about that at the last minute. That says nothing about Ajax, but about the people in the club.”

January link

According to The Sun, Ajax offered Kluivert to Tottenham for £20 million in the January transfer window, but the young winger did not feel ready to make the move.

It was a wise decision from the youngster, who is the son of Barcelona and Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert, as he is only 19 years of age.

Justin Kluivert of Ajax in action during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord at Amsterdam ArenA on January 21, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Manchester United interest

Kluivert’s comments about not signing a new deal with Ajax could allow Manchester United to make a move for him this summer.

After all, Ajax would not be willing to lose the winger on a free transfer next summer, meaning that the Dutch giants may be forced to sell him in the coming weeks.

Kluivert has scored 10 goals and provided five assist in 27 Eredivisie starts for Ajax this season, according to WhoScored.

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