Roma have all but confirmed the signing of Ajax winger Justin Kluivert, and will look to complete the deal by Monday.
The Giallorossi have already agreed on personal terms with the Dutchman and a transfer fee has been settled with Ajax, with the Lupi beating off competition from the likes of Manchester United.
La Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that only performance-related bonuses were standing in the way of Ajax sanctioning the deal, but sporting director Monchi is close to striking an agreement.
Roma themselves dropped a further hint that Kluivert’s switch to the Italian capital is imminent with a social media post, depicting what looks to be the 19-year-old alongside Monchi and Roma’s three other summer signings; Ante Coric, Bryan Cristante, and Ivan Marcano.
Although the figure is greyed out with a wolf icon covering the face, it bears a striking resemblance to an image of the Netherlands international scoring for Ajax this season.
Monchi making moves pic.twitter.com/usuAEVjMNk
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) June 10, 2018
Roma will pay an initial €15 million, plus up to €5m in bonuses, with the wideman set to sign a five-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico.
Kluivert, son of former AC Milan and Barcelona striker Patrick, has scored 13 goals in 56 appearances for Ajax after graduating from their youth academy.
The Amsterdam native made his international debut in a 3-0 win over Portugal in March, after representing the Netherlands at every youth level from U-15 upwards.