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Justin Kluivert dreaming of emulating father at Barcelona

Justin Kluivert dreaming of emulating father at Barcelona

Ajax forward Justin Kluivert is hoping of a future move to Barcelona, where his father, Patrick, enjoyed a successful career.

The 18-year-old is one of the most talked about young talents in world football, having broken into the first team at Ajax.

Having watched his father spend six seasons at the Camp Nou between 1998 and 2004, Justin is now hoping his performances can gain him a future move to the Catalan club.

“I do not know where I will next play, but my heart is set on joining Barca,” Kluivert told Dutch outlet Helden.

“I am also open to a move to England, the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are all great clubs and yes, I could see myself playing there.

“Real Madrid? I could not turn down interest if they were interested.

“Mourinho’s comments after the Europa League final? He said he could not believe how much I had grown, praised my playing ability and asked after my father.

“My dad does not make decisions for me, he knows I would not like that but he is always there for advice.”

Kluivert came through the famed Ajax youth academy, making his debut with the club’s reserve side in the Eerste Divisie against MVV and the young Dutch attacker would then be handed his first team chance in the Eredivisie last January against PEC Zwolle, replacing Amin Younes.

He would later score his first senior goal in March against Excelsior, exactly 10 years and one day after his father’s last career goal.

Justin would later go one better than his dad, netting a Dutch league hat-trick earlier this season; something Patrick never did during his career.

Patrick, who retired in 2008 with French side Lille – recently enjoyed a stint as Director of Football for French side Paris Saint Germain.

He scored an impressive 200 career goals in 468 appearances in Italy, England, France, Holland and Spain.