Man City Miss Out on PSV wonderkid

Etihad Stadium side miss out on talented teen.

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Manchester City have missed out on PSV wonderkid Riechedley Bazoer, after the 16-year-old decided to join Eredivisie rivals Ajax.

The defender is rated as one of the hottest young talents on the continent and has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs including Newcastle, Arsenal, Chelsea and City.

England looked set to Bazoer’s destination, with City understood to have convinced the Netherlands youth international to join the revolution at Eastlands.

But Dutch champions Ajax have convinced Bazoer to continue his footballing education in Amsterdam, in a move that will infuriate rivals PSV.

Marc Overmars, Ajax’s director of football, told the club’s official website: “Riechedly is seen as one of the biggest talents in the Netherlands, he has enormous potential to be a very good player.

“And it’s very good to see that this top talent – as happens a lot – does not move on to England but made a conscious choice for Ajax.

“We want to have signed talented players of around 16, 17 years old. At the age of 19, 20 years you are in a much different financial situation. Therefore we want to sign such talented players as soon as possible. Bazoer is a great example of that.”

Bazoer explained: “I have decided to choose Ajax as I expect to become a better player here. I was impressed by the plans they had for me.

“It was very positive to hear how they see the future of me. I am grateful to all coaches and accompaniment at PSV for everything they done for me. I have learned a lot there and have got many friends there. But I think Ajax is at the moment the best place to make my dreams come true.

“PSV will always keep a special place in my heart. But now I have chosen for my further development.”

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