Ajax youth star Dillon Hoogewerf has opted to leave the club, the Eredivisie champions have confirmed, and is understood to join Manchester United in the upcoming days.
The 16-year-old is regarded as one of the stand-out attacking players in Ajax’s youth camp, having netted ten goals and laid on six assists for the Under-17s this term.
The Dutchman has also turned out for the Under-19s and played in the UEFA Youth League but is set to be announced as the latest youngster to be poached by the Red Devils.
Head of Youth Education at Ajax Said Ouaali confirmed to the club’s official website: ‘Dillon indicated last week that he will leave the club. ‘He is leaving for a foreign club. We wish him a lot of success and know that we have done everything to keep him. ‘He may ultimately make the choice and choose a foreign adventure.’
Dillon Hoogewerf has elected to sign his first professional deal with Manchester United, becoming the side’s early summer signing in the process.
The Premier League giants have captured several exceptional young talents from Ajax in recent years, including Millen Baars and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Dillon Hoogewerf was named the best player at last summer’s Marveld Tournament while he also top-scored with nine goals.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is known to want to strengthen the squad with more young talent this transfer window as he overhauls the team with as many as five new players, though Dillon Hoogewerf is very much a signing for the future.