Kluivert keen to follow in father’s footsteps


Ajax youngster Justin Kluivert believes he can emulate his father and wants to become a world star in the future.

The academy graduate has risen to prominence in the Eredivisie over the past 12 months and is developing into a fine forward – much like his famous father Patrick – who was a Champions League winner as an 18-year-old with the Dutch giants.

Kluivert junior has caught the eye in recent games, scoring five goals in his last six league appearances, and he admits he is driven to try and get to the very top and emulate his father, who had successful spells playing for AC Milan, Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and the Dutch national team.

“I want to keep the Kluivert name high,” he told Algemeen Dagblad. “Everyone knows the name. That must motivate you.

“I’m going to the top like my father. Maybe it will be a bit less, maybe better. I don’t find it irritating, though. He just makes me proud.

“It’s nice to have a father like that. He has been on the ride.”


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