Manchester City have reportedly joined fellow Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United in pursuit of Ajax wonderkid Kasper Dolberg.
Manchester City have reportedly entered the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Kasper Dolberg. The 19-year-old, who has been on the radar of Chelsea and Manchester United for some time now, was also reported to be a target for Manchester City, a report that has now been confirmed by the club’s scout Sebastian Arnesen in his interview to Danish publication BT.
Sebastian Arnesen, who is the son of Frank Arnesen, a former Director of Football at Tottenham, and is serving as a scout for Manchester City. Arnesen confirmed the Citizens’ interest in Kasper Dolberg, who grabbed the headlines again this week with a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over NEC Breda over the weekend.
Arnesen confirmed that he will be present in the stands to watch the player as Ajax host Panathinaikos in the Europa League. The scout also made the interviewer aware of the player’s abilities while also adding that he has a huge future ahead of him.
“Interest individually, he has a huge potential. He is tall, strong, brave and quick. He has an excellent touch, can play with his back to the goal and take the right decisions. And he can finish anywhere in the field. He is so special, and therefore he is of course also on the radar,” Arnesen was quoted as saying.
The report also noted that Ajax have no intention to part with their young prized asset and the Dutch giants are ready to fight tooth and nail for their 19-year-old sensation. However, they could be forced to sell the player if the interested clubs table an offer that is too good to refuse or if the player himself asks for a move.
Manchester City already have Gabriel Jesus arriving in January and seem to have adequate depth in the attack right now. Chelsea and Manchester United, on the other hand, may present an opportunity but it is more than certain that the player will not receive nearly as many playing minutes at any of these clubs as he has been awarded at Ajax.
Only the future will tell us what is in store for the 19-year-old but judging by his potential, the footballing world seems to be his canvas, and he can paint it however he likes with his skills.