Justin Kluivert will be playing for OGC Nice next season on loan from Roma. The Dutchman spent last season at RB Leipzig on loan from Roma and will be going on another stint. An impressive talent at Ajax, Kluivert has not been able to produce the same amount of fireworks elsewhere.
The 2017/18 season was Kluivert’s best season. As a 19-year-old product of the famed Ajax Academy, Kluivert hit 10 goals and created 5. His impressive performances caught the eyes of clubs across Europe and Roma snapped him up before anyone else could.
Roma have not been that busy in the market but reports suggest that they are looking for an attacking midfielder. Players like Isco and Dele Alli are on the radar of the Italian Capital. Jose Mourinho took charge of the club in May and seems to have zeroed down on his approach.
Justin Kluivert to Nice : Details
Kluivert joins OGC Nice on a one year loan deal worth over €1 million with an option to buy. The buy-back clause is worth over €14 million. The option would become an obligation should Nice secure Europa League or Champions League qualifications and Kluivert make a specific number of appearances.
The player will be an important part of Nice’s plans next season. Manager Christophe Galtier was a major influence in completing the deal. He was keen on signing and was pushing for the move continuously.
A One way trip
While Roma has sent Kluivert on loan for the second, it suggests that the club wants the player. However, the managers do not seem to be a fan of the intelligent playmaker. Jose Mourinho recently allowed 8 players to look out for other clubs after informing them that they were not a part of his plans.
At 22, Justin still has time to get himself going. A good spell in Nice could bring him back to the spotlight.
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