Justin Kluivert leaves Ajax for AS Roma

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The Hague, June 23 (IANS) Ajax and AS Roma have reached an agreement on the transfer of 19-year-old winger Justin Kluivert to Italy, both football clubs have announced.

The transfer fee, which is 17.25 million euros ($20.1 million), added with bonuses and a resale percentage, could reach a maximum of 22.75 million euros ($26.5 million), reports Xinhua news agency.

Kluivert had a contract until 2019 at Ajax, but did not want to renew. He signed a deal for five years at AS Roma.

Kluivert, the son of former Dutch international Patrick Kluivert, was born on May 5, 1999, in Amsterdam. The one-time Dutch international started playing in the youth academy of Ajax in 2007.

On January 15, 2017, Kluivert made his debut for the first Ajax team against PEC Zwolle.

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Kluivert has played a total of 56 official matches for Ajax, in which he scored 13 goals. He is considered as one of the biggest talents in Dutch football.

–IANS

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