Ajax may be regretting their decision not to sell youngster Carlos Forbs to Burnley in January, as he continues to struggle at the Dutch club.

Journalist Valentijn Driessen covers the player today and how he is still struggling to make an impressing, likening playing with him to playing with a man less than the opposition.

Forbs joined Ajax in a €14m deal from Manchester City’s U21’s in the summer, electing to head to the Netherlands to try and give his career a kick-start after failing to break through at the Etihad following a nine-year spell rising through their various youth ranks.

He’s managed just two goals and four assists in 27 games in all competitions for Ajax this season, though, failing to make much of an impression and featuring in just 40% of the available minutes in the Eredivisie.

That led to him being increasingly linked with a move away in the January transfer window, where it was reported on several occasions that Burnley were one of his suitors.

They were believed to have enquired about his services towards the end of the month as they looked to strengthen Vincent Kompany’s squad late on.

A deal never happened but Ajax may now be regretting their decision to turn down Burnley and others, at least if Driessen’s latest comments on him are to be believed.

“Ajax should have just paid attention in the beginning and played football a little faster,” he said, analysing Ajax’s 3-2 defeat to Heerenveen.

“But when you play with Forbs, you play with ten men in the first half. In the second half they played with Akpom, who scored again, but by then the calf had actually already drowned.”