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Justin Kluivert leaves Ajax for Roma in 17-million-euro deal

The Dutch international winger penned a five-year contract with the Italian giants that runs until 30 June 2023.

Published: 23rd June 2018 03:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2018 03:27 AM   |  A+A-

Ajax Amsterdam's dutch striker Justin Kluivert (L) and Schalke's Italian defender Daniel Caligiuri vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League football match between Ajax Amsterdam and Schalke 04 on April 13, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. | AFP

By AFP

ROME: Justin Kluivert, the son of former Barcelona and Newcastle striker Patrick, left Ajax for Roma for 17.25 million euros ($20mln) on Friday, the Serie A club announced.

The Dutch international winger penned a five-year contract with the Italian giants that runs until 30 June 2023.

"I'm feeling great. I'm at an unbelievable club and I can't wait to start," said Kluivert who made 30 league appearances for Ajax last season, scoring 10 goals.

"I think Roma is a great club for me -- I think they can build me into a bigger, stronger player and I can do some nice things here."



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