Quotes from Ajax manager are sure to get lots of people’s hopes up as a queue forms in the race for this Dutch goal machine!
Arsenal and Manchester City will be alerted to Ajax coach Marco van Basten’s comments about star striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who the Dutch legend admits will be hard to keep at the Amsterdam Arena, with a host of top European sides heavily linked with the Dutch International.
Ajax have made a slow start in the Dutch Eredivisie and after being knocked out of the Champions League also lost their opening UEFA Cup Group match against Aston Villa on Thursday. With van Basten fully aware that the current plight of Ajax does not bode well for keeping their talisman in Amsterdam.
Van Basten said: “He is a good centre forward and he has a good nose for goal.
“He has a good left foot and right foot and is a clever player. I hope he will join us for a long time but every year it is becoming more difficult to keep him.” (Premiershiplatest.com)
Whilst Manchester City have piles of cash Wenger should be able to guarantee Huntelaar Champions League football, something the 25 year old has had to do without for two seasons now. Arsenal have some talented front men already at the Emirates but with Adebayor’s summer antics still lingering they may well choose to make a move for one of Europe’s hottest properties and Arsene is known to be a fan so I think this could be a move that will be one to monitor come January, especially if Ajax are still struggling in the Eredivisie. Do Gunners fans think that Huntelaar could work well at the Emirates?