Justin Kluivert: “I was supposed to go to Real Madrid after Roma.”

Andy Mattioli

Justin Kluivert continues to seek a move away from Roma after concluding his loan spell at Valencia.

In a recent interview with Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport, Kluivert explained how his move to Roma came about in 2018, when former Giallorossi director Ramon Monchi signed him from Ajax.

“In retrospect I would have liked to have stayed at Ajax. Suddenly everything becomes very professional, you have an agent and men who only talk about money,” clarified the young attacker whose future remains uncertain.

“My goal was to go to Barcelona or Madrid. I was nineteen when I left and I thought: I stay at Roma for two years and then I go to Madrid. I was supposed to go to Madrid, but it didn’t happen. I saw Roma as an intermediate step, but since then I’ve seen the other side of football.”

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