Liverpool, United, City target Dolberg on future

Matt Stead

Kasper Dolberg has suggested that a move to the Premier League would be “too big a step” currently.

Dolberg has emerged as one of Europe’s finest young talents, with the 19-year-old leading the line for Ajax.

He has scored 19 goals in 43 games, including 14 in 27 Eredivisie appearances, in his first full season with the club.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke highly of the “fantastic” striker in February, while Manchester City, Manchester United and Everton were linked in January.

But in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Dolberg has dismissed the links.

“My goal [this season] was to play for Ajax’s reserve team, become their best player and maybe get a few matches in the first team,” he said.

“But then Arek Milik went to Napoli and I got the chance. Then in the first game of the season I played and scored against PAOK in a Champions League qualifier. From that point I was motivated. The coach gave me confidence to play in the way I’ve always done.

“It’s too big a step to go to City or United now. It’s important to keep on playing, as I don’t know what could happen in the future.

“I haven’t got a dream league. When I was young it was Barcelona [that was my favourite team], but once I got older I didn’t have one. In England, I followed Arsenal because of Thierry Henry, but it wasn’t like Arsenal was my favourite.”