Ajax confirm interest in Liverpool-linked star dubbed 'new Robben'

The Eredivisie champions have admitted that they want to sign highly rated FC Groningen star Richairo Zivkovic.

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has admitted that the Dutch giants are interested in signing Richairo Zivkovic.

The 17-year-old, who has been dubbed the ‘new Robben’, has on occasion been linked with Liverpool over the last six months.

However, the Reds may well face competition for the teenage winger’s signature, as the Amsterdam-based club are keeping a close eye on the young star.

“Zivkovic is an interesting player that we are indeed following,” the former Barcelona and Arsenal winger told Voetbal International.

“Dutch players are our preference if we look for possible reinforcements.

“During the Eredivisie you see a handful of players emerge and Zivkovic is one of them.”

Zivkovic has made 20 appearances in the Eredivisie this season, scoring five goals despite only starting five games.

He stepped out for Netherlands under-19’s last year on three occasions, netting twice.

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