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Ajax center-back Perr Schuurs has admitted that he is not interested in moving to Liverpool just yet as he wants to focus on developing his game in Amsterdam.
The 21-year-old has established himself as Ajax’s regular starter this season, and his impressive form has led to several rumors suggesting that Liverpool have submitted a € 30 million offer for the Dutch defender.
There have been conflicting reports about the existence of this offer, but the rumors have refused to go away. However, Schuurs now seems to have put the story to bed.
“I know how this works. I heard and read things, but I have to focus on my game and the team,” he said (via Ajax life). “I wasn’t worried about Liverpool’s interest. You understand it and when you’re here, you realize how great this club is. But this is just my first year as a starter at Ajax. I want to keep it that way for a while. More.
“What I’m saying, I’m not really in favor of leaving the Netherlands quickly. I won’t do that anytime soon. This is my first season in the team and I want to continue like this. I want to play here for a few more seasons. And I want to win trophies with Ajax.
“I feel like I keep improving when I play more. In the Eredivisie, but also in the Champions League games.”
Well that’s it then.
Liverpool are undecided about the possibility of signing a new center-back in January and would prefer to wait until the summer before splashing a young defender, although sources have confirmed that 90min that the Reds have not ruled out advancing their plans if the right deal emerges.
Scouts have been following Schalke’s Ozan Kabak, Villarreal’s Pau Torres, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykola Matvienko, Sevilla’s Jules Kounde and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, but a final decision has yet to be made.
One thing that seems certain is that Schuurs won’t be moving to Anfield anytime soon. The 21-year-old has made it clear that he plans to develop with Ajax for the foreseeable future, so any interested buyer will have to wait.
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