Coming through the ranks at Ajax, like many before him, Kenneth Taylor has been handed a call-up to the Netherlands national team by Louis van Gaal for the international break.
It’s the first time the midfielder will be given a chance to represent his country, and Aad de Mos reckons the player could then end up at Manchester United in the near future.
Clearly a big fan of the 20-year-old, the former manager waxed lyrical of the Ajax starlet when talking to VoetbalNieuws, relayed by Soccer News.
In fact, he backs the player to make it to the World Cup, where he expects him to be one of the stars of the show for his country.
He said: “He will be the revelation of the Oranje at the World Cup. He is already one of the best players on the field at Ajax. He will stay for another year after this, then it will be Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United.
“If there are two buses parked in front of him, he knows how to make the right choices towards the strikers or players in his area. And he is two-footed. If the team is compact, you don’t have to be afraid. He has an iron will to defend and has a good head. A very talented player.”
After all, the Old Trafford club did sign Lisandro Martinez from there, before throwing €100m or so at the Eredivisie club to secure the services of Antony late on the in the transfer window.
Add Donny van de Beek to the mix, and Manchester United have a history of doing business with Ajax, where Edwin van der Sar oversees a lot of what goes on at the Dutch side.
Either way, we’ll have to wait and see, but De Mos feels the future is bright for Taylor.