Man City leading the race for Ajax sensation

Premier League holders Manchester City are reportedly in pole position in the race to snap up the signing of Ajax starlet Sontje Hansen away from the Eredivisie. 

The Citizens are among the number of clubs keen on signing the 18-year-old striker who has starred at youth level for Holland. 

However, they are set to face strong competition for the signature of the Dutch sensation from clubs like RB Leipzig, Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan. 

Although, it is claimed that it is the Cityzens who are the favourites to land him, with it alleged that he could cost as little as £6 million as he enters the final year of his contract. 

And Hansen has put potential suitors on red alert after he admitted he is unsure of what the future holds for him. 

Speaking on a recent Instagram live chat, the forward said: "I don't know what Ajax's plan is. 

"I still have a year left on my contract and they will have to offer me a new one before I can decide." 

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Prior to the coronavirus crisis ending the Eredivisie season, Hansen had featured in two games for Ajax's senior side. 

His displays at international level for Holland are said to have caught the eye of a number of scouts. 

LAst year, he helped Holland win the U-17 European Championship where he chipped in with three goals in six games including a strike in the 4-2 win against Italy in the final. 

And, he also stole the show at the U-17 World Cup later in 2019 after he helped Holland reach the semi-finals before they crashed out to Mexico on penalties. 

He won the Golden Boot at the tournament having banged in six goals in seven outings, as well as providing three assists for his team-mates. 

A versatile attacker with raw pace and excellent technical abilities, Hansen is adept with either feet and can play on either flank as well as a number nine and is reportedly being lined up by Pep Guardiola as a long term replacement of Sergio Aguero.


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