Jose Mourinho has told Justin Kluivert to wait until the summer for a move to the Theatre of Dreams, according to reports.
Mourinho is said to be a huge admirer of the 18-year-old, and is keen on seeing the deal go through. United are in desperate need of a winger, and Kluivert could be a solution to their problems in the wide areas of the pitch.
The teenager is one of the biggest and brightest talents in the Netherlands at the moment, and is attracting a lot of interest as a result.
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However, despite his interest in the Dutchman, Mourinho has reportedly told the player to wait until the summer till United come in for him. [via Sport]
Clubs generally tend to overprice their players during January, and the Red Devils’ manager has always been critical of the winter window, and might choose to avoid rushing into a deal.
Mourinho and Kluivert are good friends too, with the former having managed the latter’s famous father, Patrick Kluivert, while the pair were at Barcelona. Justin was just a boy back then, and has fond memories of the Portuguese boss.
Justin was able to catch up with the Portuguese once again after last season’s Europa League final, wherein United beat Ajax 2-0 to win the silverware.
Some suggested that Mourinho had taken the opportunity to try and ask the player if he was interested in a move to England, but Justin denied all such rumours in an interview with Algemeen Dagblad.
‘Mourinho did not have a second to discuss a transfer. ‘He thought it was nice to see me. ‘Mourinho knows me from the time that I was a little boy and my father played at Barcelona when Mourinho worked there as an assistant trainer,’ the starlet revealed.
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