||A couple of decades since Arsenal missed out on Patrick Kluivert, Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) claim Arsenal want to sign his son Justin. The Italian publication claims we want to use Henrikh Mkhitaryan as bait, citing the fact that both players are represented by Mino Raiola. We know the Armenian is keen to stay, so it all sounds very convenient, assuming we can find an extra €15 million to get it over the line. Kluivert has hit the net seven goals in 27 appearances in all competitions
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2018 03 31 Retrieve
2019 03 06 Retrieve
My house is almost ready and everything is going as planned. Everyone knew that the start in Rome would be difficult because they expect so much. At Ajax I was freer on the field, while here I have to play more centrally. I feel more and more comfortable, though.
2019 03 18 Retrieve
[Kluivert says he would have liked to beat Real Madrid with Ajax] When they beat Real Madrid away, that is wonderful to see. Sometimes I really think I would have liked to be there, but I don’t regret my choice at all. But sometimes you think: ‘I could have been there’. I think it’s wonderful for Ajax, really beautiful.
I am now a better player than I was at Ajax. I feel that, I know that. I learned a lot, also off the field. More than I could have learned at Ajax. But maybe I could have learned other things at Ajax
It’s been going very well for the last couple of weeks. I have learned a lot from the new coach already and I’m happy that I’m getting minutes. We play in a 4-4-2, but in our system I come into my strength so it’s really good.
I look forward to playing much more. The new coach thinks I’m a good player and wants to use my speed. I must keep going for him all the time. That suits me well and I love it. If you let me do my own thing, it usually works out fine.
[Being left ouf of the team] was difficult, of course. But you know that if you go to a top club. You don’t immediately start every game, that is normal and I expected it. Now that I am going to play more it just feels good. I am very happy with that. I do my best every day and hopefully I’ll be there one day
2020 03 30 Retrieve
2020 04 02 Retrieve
[Kluivert expresses admiration towards Juve superstar] For what he is on and off the pitch, my idol is Cristiano Ronaldo. I’ve admired him since I was a child and I still follow him, but I don’t have a photo with him
[The winger added on his dream debut for Roma and having to adjust his playing style after arriving in Italy] I like to dribble and overcome four or five players, but it’s not that easy anymore. I don’t always succeed, but this is my idea to be successful. In the first match against Torino, my debut with Roma that I will never forget, I served an assist to [Edin] Dzeko, which was a dream. It was wonderful to be immediately decisive at a new club.
When I arrived in Rome I was terrible in the defensive phase and in Italy, if you don’t play for the others you don’t go on the field. I focused a lot on this, I had a lot of problems in that phase. You have to prove that you are up to it when you have the ball and when you don’t have it. Dad scored in the Champions League final and he won it, I want them to take the same picture when I win it. With which shirt? I hope I will wear the Roma shirt, but I can’t read the future. It’s all to be written