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Kluivert to follow Totti’s example after taking ‘large step’ with Roma

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Kluivert to follow Totti's example after taking 'large step' with Roma


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19 Jul 2018, 18:20 IST

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Justin Kluivert at Ajax

Justin Kluivert hopes to follow within the footsteps of membership legend Francesco Totti as he plans to turn out his value at Roma.

The teenage winger – son of former Barcelona striker Patrick – has joined from Ajax after scoring 10 targets in 30 Eredivisie appearances within the 2017-18 season.

Roma secured his products and services for an preliminary charge of €17.25million in June, even though the Netherlands global – who signed a five-year deal – had to stay up for his legit presentation within the Italian capital.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Kluivert stated: “I need to display what I will do and turn out my value. I need to do higher than I did in Holland.

“I will and will have to reinforce so much. I will’t wait to start the season. With the avid gamers we have now, we will succeed in large issues this yr.

“Being right here at Roma is a huge step in my profession. I have joined an enormous membership – an formidable membership that wishes to continue to grow.

“For me, Serie A is not at all inferior to LaLiga or the Premier League. There are some large golf equipment and best avid gamers right here.”

The 19-year-old will use Totti as an inspiration to lend a hand him be triumphant at Roma, acknowledging performances at the box will lend a hand him earn the consideration of each the membership’s lovers and his new team-mates.

“Francesco Totti is a great role model. He’s a club legend and an example for anyone who joins Roma,” Kluivert added.

“I want to be like him one day, to have the respect of the people – but you can only do that by showing it on the pitch with your feet.”

Sporting director Monchi used to be happy to see off the contest to protected the products and services of some of the sought-after skills in Europe.

“It wasn’t all that easy to sign Justin because everyone was interested in him,” the Spaniard instructed the media. 

“The first meeting we had was really important because it was a chance to show him that Roma was the perfect place for him at this stage in his career.”

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