The Hunt for Huntelaar

Klaas Jan Huntelaar is, without doubt, one of the most prolific strikers in Europe at the moment. In the 2007/08 season he scored an amazing thirty-three goals in thirty-four appearances, making him the top scorer in the Eredivisie, scoring eleven goals more than Twente’s Blaise N’Kufo.

Now, after three glorious seasons in Ajax, ninety-six goals and 113 appearances for the Amsterdam outfit, the time has finally come to go.


And there are a host of teams waiting to sign him. Among these are Juventus, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Man U, Liverpool, Man City, and Zaragoza. The most likely to sign him at this point seems either Liverpool or Juventus, as the other teams are either following other players more closely or have a squad that is already too full.

Klaas Jan has already confessed that he loves Italy and wants to go live there in an interview for Italian football magazine Calcio 2000. There are rumors that Liverpool are ready to offer Ajax a bid in the area of £22-25 million for the clinical striker.

On the other hand, Ajax are forced to take a look at Juve’s bid first as part of the Grygera deal last summer. Juventus were also trying to sign him last year as well, but the striker decided at the last moment to stay back in Amsterdam.

If he did transfer, it would be the first time he played at a club in a nation other than Holland. If you have any other rumors regarding to Huntelaar, post them below.