Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow has told Voetbal Zone that he’s pleased with claims of interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, a year after he was linked to Manchester United.

On May 22nd, De Telegraaf reported both Arsenal and Liverpool are eyeing up a deal for the 26-year-old, who has been valued at €13m. It was also stated Arne Slot’s arrival at Anfield has nothing to do with the Reds’ interest.

Bijlow was a regular when available for selection this season, making 24 appearances for the Dutch club. When discussing his future, the outlet points out Manchester United’s reported interest from last summer.

Manchester United ended up signing André Onana and Altay Bayındır in the same window and this closed the door for the Feyenoord player to arrive at Old Trafford.

When asked about his failed move to Manchester United, he said: “That’s also football, isn’t it? You don’t know when something will or won’t happen. They made the choice for someone else at the time. But I’m happy that I could play another season for Feyenoord.”

Voetbal Zone then discuss recent reports linking him to Arsenal and Liverpool, and add that the Netherlands international will be the second-choice stopper if he were to join either of them.

“Those are two very nice clubs. Of course it is always nice to be mentioned at big clubs. What I’m just saying: I’m ambitious. As long as I play for Feyenoord, I’ll give everything for that and first I just want to focus on the Dutch team,” Bijlow explained.

The Dutchman’s contract lasts until 2026 and he’s refused to rule out a move away from the Eredivisie side in the next window.

“Would I stay at Feyenoord? You never know, do you? That’s football. You don’t know that. I’m ambitious, I’ve always said that,” he added.

“If the opportunity presents itself and a good club comes from abroad, I am open to it. I’ve always said that. As long as I am under contract with Feyenoord, that is never a punishment and I will give everything as long as I play there.”