Ajax 0-2 Manchester United: Premier League transfer targets rated and slated

first_imgIt proved to be a night to forget for Ajax’s starlets in the Europa League final.Losing 2-0 to Manchester United, Peter Bosz’s youngsters struggled to perform in what was the youngest ever starting line-up to play in a major European final.But despite a memorable campaign in Europe ending in failure – a host of Premier League clubs will be hoping to cherry-pick the Dutch giants’ brightest talents.Ajax have proved to be a happy hunting ground for England’s top-flight in recent years, but how did their stars perform in Stockholm?Click the right arrow above to find out…. 7 7 Joel Veltman – clubs linked: Tottenham and West Ham – The 25-year-old recently called Tottenham a ‘wonderful’ club after being linked with a move to north London. Veltman occupied a right-back role on the night and was dragged out of position for Pogba’s crucial opener. Didn’t exactly look assured and failed to impress on the biggest stage Kasper Dolberg – clubs linked: Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United – Ajax’s most prized possession flattered to deceive on a night where he struggled to make an impact. Chris Smalling and Daley Blind proved to be too powerful for the 19-year-old to surpass, as the Dane failed to manoeuvre past the constant obstacles put in front of him. Needs more time to develop 7 7 Davy Klaassen – clubs linked: Everton and Tottenham – The 24-year-old has been likened to Frank Lampard for his trademark runs into the penalty area. But the Dutch international was never given the opportunity to get behind an extremely well organised United midfield and is only likely to be recruited if Ross Barkley leaves Merseyside 7 Davinson Sanchez – clubs linked: Chelsea – Chelsea are rumoured to be keeping tabs on the powerful defender as they look to find a long-term replacement for the departing John Terry. The 20-year-old has the athleticism to excel in the Premier League and was unfortunate to see Pogba’s strike deflect off him and into the net Matthijs de Ligt – clubs linked: Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City – The 17-year-old looks set for bigger things after a composed display alongside the more erratic Sanchez. Looked so at ease with the ball at his feet and possesses the type of physique that would thrive in the Premier League. Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola will be circling 7 Bertrand Traore – clubs linked: Southampton – The striker on loan from Chelsea proved to be Ajax’s most dangerous threat. The 21-year-old dropped deep to get involved in the action and caused the Red Devils a number of issues with his direct and powerful running. Could be an effective signing for clubs willing to take a chance on the Burkina Faso international 7 Hakimi Ziyech – clubs linked: Everton, Liverpool and Southampton – One of the few bright spots in what was a subdued attacking display by Ajax. The Moroccan winger looked to be a capable dribbler and showed impressive speed and footwork to beat his marker on occasions. Could fit in well at Goodison Park if Ronald Koeman chooses to pursue the tricky winger last_img read more