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Ajax wonderkid Justin Kluivert names the four Premier League clubs that he'd like to play for

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January's transfer window may have closed two weeks ago, but that doesn't mean that clubs and players aren't still on the lookout for their next deals.

All the planning for big summer changes will happen over the next couple of months as teams find out their standings and begin early discussions.

The World Cup certainly makes it a more interesting summer - some players will want to wait until after the tournament when they've been in the shop window, others will want their future sorted early to remove distractions.

Few, however, seek out distractions before the season even comes close to reaching an end - making Ajax's Justin Kluivert a little unique.

The 18-year-old has long been tipped as a future star, seeing himself linked with many of the biggest clubs in Europe since making his professional debut last season.

He's kicked on even further this year, playing regularly for Ajax and demonstrating his considerable ability with a fantastic hat-trick in November against Roda JC.

And now the Dutch winger has opened up about where he sees his future, naming four Premier League clubs that he believes he could play for.

Speaking with Dutch publication Helden, Kluivert admitted that England was an alluring prospect.

"England appeals to me," he said. "Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester United are nice clubs where I can see myself playing in a few years.

"If you get a nice offer, you never know."

Ajax can't be too thrilled at Kluivert openly discussing leaving the club barely a year after being handed his senior debut, although it has become increasingly difficult for the Dutch giants to hold onto their best players.

You can check out Kluivert's devastating hattrick below:

It's even harder now than it was back in the mid 90's, when Ajax were last at the top of Europe, winning the Champions League in 1995 under Louis van Gaal.

That team was taken apart soon after as Europe's richest clubs picked up the shining lights of a side who would reach the final again a year later.

One obvious connection between that era and this is with Kluivert. He is, of course, the son of the man who, as an 18-year-old, scored the winning goal in 1995 - Patrick Kluivert.

Kluivert senior would be picked up by one of Europe's greats two years later when AC Milan signed him on a free. It wouldn't work out for him in Italy, but a move the following season to Barcelona saw him rebuild his reputation as one of the continent's best strikers.

Patrick Kluivert of Ajax

And so with the hype around Kluivert Jr. growing every day, it's natural that he would be linked with a move to Camp Nou - and while he's open to it, it's not the only Spanish club that catches the eye.

"Everywhere I go abroad they know my father," he explained. "He often asked: 'Come to Barcelona, I'll give a tour of Camp Nou.'

"I really wanted to go to Barcelona instead of Real Madrid. Barcelona is in my heart, but who am I to say no to Real Madrid?"

He's certainly got the confidence to make it at the top, but only time will tell if he's got what it takes to follow in his father's footsteps.

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