Roma News: Kluivert keen to shine

1 year ago

In the latest Roma news, Justin Kluivert says he is excited about the “beautiful challenge” of moving to the club.

The Dutchman was always going to be famous due to the exploits of his father Patrick, who scored the winning goal in the Champions League final in 1995, and just like his dad, came through at Ajax.

While Kluivert snr was a clinical centre-forward, his son is more comfortable playing off the left.

Just like his father, who signed for AC Milan as a youngster, Justin has moved to Italy by joining Roma and was officially presented to the press on Thursday.

The 19-year-old says his dad advised him on the move and his signing comes as part of a busy period for the club, with Javier Pastore and Gregoire Defrel amongst those to sign.

Roma are 6/1 to win Serie A with Coral and Kluivert will be keen to win some silverware after a relatively barren spell for Ajax.

Despite still being a teenager, the winger already has 18 months of first-team football under his belt, while he has also played for the Netherlands.

Kluivert believes he is heading to the Stadio Olimpico at the perfect time and is excited about taking the next step in his career.

He said: “I want to show my value and go beyond what I did in the Netherlands. I’m young, I have a lot to learn and I can’t wait to get started. We can do important things.

“Coming to a club like Roma is a great step, I’ve come from Ajax and Roma is an ambitious club that wants to grow.

“The future? I don’t know what I’ll do, maybe I’ll stay forever or maybe I’ll change team.

“It’s a beautiful challenge, not only for football but also for personal growth. I can’t wait to get started.”