Ajax are readying a new deal for wonderkid Viktor Fischer in a bid to ward off interest from Manchester United.
Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly very keen to bring the exciting young striker to Manchester United, but this interest has forced his current club’s hand.
The Amsterdam club’s director of football, former Arsenal star Marc Overmars, has indicated their intentions over the 18-year-old Denmark Under-21 international, who has already gained a reputation as a fearsome goalscorer in the Ajax youth ranks.
"We believe in him, therefore, we are discussing with Fischer about an extension until 2016 at the moment,” Overmars is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“We want to keep him and we have noticed that he has a big potential.”
Manchester United’s interest in Fischer in understandable as he burst on to the scene in last season’s NextGen competition, finishing top scorer as Ajax made it to the final.
Ferguson will likely have taken note at the fact that Fischer bagged a brace on his full debut for Ajax on Saturday, in only his third appearance for the first team.
However, there is an abundance of young striking talent at Manchester United, while Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie seem almost untouchable at the moment, though have been ably deputised by Javier Hernandez.