Ajax have stolen wonderkid from under the noses of two of England’s best teams…
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Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City face competition from Ajax for the signature of prodigal winger Richairo Zivkovic, reports talkSPORT.
The Dutch giants are closing in on the 17-year-old, who has been likened to Arjen Robben because of his excellent dribbling skills and his raw pace.
In just 22 appearances for Groningen this term, Zivkovic has scored five goals, alerting countless European heavyweights of his undeniable potential.
Liverpool wanted to add the wonderkid to their already impressive roster of youngsters. With Raheem Sterling already a first-team regular, and Jordon Ibe knocking on the door for eventual selection, Brendan Rodgers has proved he’s happy to give promising attackers a chance.
It’s unlikely though that the Dutch prodigy of Serbian descent would get much of a sniff at Manchester City, with the likes of Jesus Navas and Stevan Jovetic struggling for game time due to David Silva and Samir Nasri. Manuel Pellegrini was still interested in his services however, which outlines just how talented the wide man is.
Unfortunately for the English sides, it appears that Zivkovic has agreed a £2m deal to join Holland’s most famous club, where he has verbally agreed a three year deal.