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‘Charmed’ Man Utd poised to ‘hijack’ Ajax’s bid for striker

Man Utd want to hijack Ajax’s plans to take FC Nordsjaelland youngster Kamaldeen Sulemana to the Netherlands, according to reports.

Nordsjaelland reached the play-offs this season in the Danish Superliga with Sulemana’s ten goals and six assists helping them along the way.

That form has drawn interest from a number of clubs around Europe with Liverpool, Man Utd and Ajax all rumoured to be keen on the Ghanaian.


The £238m XI already transferred this summer


Recent reports had indicated a move to Ajax looked as good as done, with some outlets suggesting a transfer had already been secured and others claiming he had flown to Holland to sign a contract and arrange a medical.

Journalist Mike Verweij, speaking on the De Telegraaf podcast a few days ago, hinting that Man Utd were ready to gazump Ajax for the youngster.

“It’s a complicated story. Ajax are out with Nordsjaelland, but Manchester United seem to be too,” Verweij said.

“That boy is in Amsterdam in the Jaz Hotel next to the ArenA, pending an agreement between Ajax and his agent about a personal contract.

“After that he can be examined (medical), but that exam from what I’ve heard was postponed to Saturday.”

A similar situation occurred in August 2017 with Richarlison. The Brazilian was said to be heading for Ajax before Watford intervened and the forward, now at Everton, ending up in the Premier League with the Hornets.

“That could be time wasting. I’m afraid that Ajax must fear a Richarlison,” added Verwwij.

“It will probably be much more interesting for that agent to go to Manchester United with Sulemana. The commissions in England are even higher than at Ajax, but I don’t know whether that is also in the player’s interest.”

And now Voetball International (via Sport Witness) claim that the Red Devils have been ‘charmed’ by Sulemana and that Man Utd are one of a number of ‘hijackers on the coast’.

It is understood that the Eredivise outfit are still at the front of the queue for the striker with the ‘expectation’ that he will move there soon – but it seems Man Utd are pushing hard to try and strike a late deal.

 

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