Kluivert was right to snub Man Utd for Roma, says father Patrick

By Haruna Mubarak
Kluivert was right to snub Man Utd for Roma, says father Patrick
Kluivert was right to snub Man Utd for Roma, says father Patrick

Patrick Kluivert wanted his son to remain at Ajax for another season but is happy to see him make a bright first impression in Italy.

Justin Kluivert made the right choice in joining Roma instead of making the switch to Manchester United or Barcelona this year, his father Patrick says.

The 19-year-old's excellent performances for Ajax over the last two seasons saw him attract attention from Europe's top sides, with reports the likes of United and Barca heavily linked.

The winger instead opted to move to Serie A to team up with Roma and made an immediate impact by setting up Edin Dzeko for the winning goal as they started their season with a 1-0 win over Torino.

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"Roma must not win by force and it is a club that is used to good football. It is the ideal place for Justin right now. Then, who doesn't dream of Barcelona? But Italian football is catching up and Justin can take advantage of it."

After finishing third in the league and 18 points behind champions Juventus last season, Eusebio Di Francesco's team are aiming for the title this time around, and Kluivert, who recently took over as Clarence Seedorf's assistant manager at Cameroon, thinks they have a good chance.

"I hope he can win the Scudetto. Juve are the strongest, but you never know," he added. "I would like to go to Italy soon. I'm busy with the new job, but for Justin I always have time. I want to see him win with Roma. And I want to see him happy."

Source: Goal.com

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