Justin Kuivert.

Man United target Justin Kluivert scores crazy wonder goal for Ajax

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There's no doubt about it: Justin Kluivert is one of the hottest young properties in Europe.

The winger, and son of Ajax and Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert, is just 18-years-old and he has been making waves for Dutch heavyweights Ajax for a couple of years now.

With seven goals and two assists in 20 appearances at his age, it's no wonder all the major clubs in Europe have been paying attention to the young Dutchman's progress.

Kluivert has impressed with his electric pace and close skill, but his penchant for the spectacular hasn't gone unnoticed either.

The Dutch Under-21 international was in action for Ajax on Christmas Eve - one of the few games on around Europe - as the second-placed team in the Eredivisie took on Willem II.

Kluivert had a special impact on proceedings with a quite wonderful goal to open the scoring during the 3-1 win.

Further goals came from the young, exciting frontline of David Neres and Kasper Dolberg, but none of them were as sublime as Kluivert's - take a look below:

Of course, Kluivert has been rumoured to be a Manchester United target ever since United boss Jose Mourinho was spotted talking to the winger after their Europa League final victory over Ajax last May.

According to Dutch newspaper VoetbalInside, they lip-read the conversation and it went as follows:

Mourinho: "You! I want you! You are a special one."

Kluivert: "Also you I heard."

Mourinho: "Yes, I'm The Special One."

Kluivert: "Let's make a special transfer."

Mourinho: "One more season."

Kluivert: "And?"

Mourinho: "Then you come to Manchester. And you become my striker."

Kluivert: "Okay."

Mourinho: "One more season to shine at Ajax. Then we make history together."

Kluivert: "Yes. I can't wait."


Mourinho: "See you in 2018. We win the Champions League and the Premier League."

How true that is, or indeed Mourinho's words are, is up for debate. One thing that is not to be contested is the quality this 18-year-old possesses and it seems whether it be to Old Trafford or somewhere else, he is destined for a big move in the near future.

Some United fans took notice, too:

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