Dolberg: The start of a Man City transfer saga?
Kasper Dolberg Man City. It’s now a thing.
A couple of days ago Manchester City scout Sebastian Arnesen confirmed they’re keeping close tabs on Ajax’s latest sensation.
The 19-year-old has been in sensational form this season, with 11 goals and 4 assists to his name, and has also made his debut for the Denmark national team.
Young Kasper is already a national hero. The Danish public have long wanted a football saviour and Dolberg is the latest ‘next Michael Laudrup’.
It’s huge pressure on the youngster but Sport Witness have been assured by Danish fans and journalists that Dolberg’s young shoulders can carry it.
The Manchester City claims have made their way to the Netherlands and former Ajax star Wim Kieft.
Kieft uses example of Ricardo Kishna, who left Ajax for Lazio, but is struggling to get any playing time at the Serie A club. In a column for De Telegraaf Kieft explains Dolberg would develop better at Ajax.
Manchester City could spend a huge amount, with €40m the figure picked this time, on Dolberg, but he’d be spending most of time on the bench.
Kieft, who looked a lot like the Ajax talent when he was younger, said: “The above applies even for Kasper Dolberg as he chooses now or in the summer for Manchester City.
“Paying casually €40m for young players to put them in their second team or make a rare appearance from the bench: A shame for the players, for their Dutch clubs and the national team coach.”
Several young players from Netherlands have made big money moves to England in recent years and have failed to make an impact, and Kieft’s comments make sense.
The hopes of a nation may be a load the youngster can carry right now, but there’s no need to add to that with a €40m price tag and English media pressure.