Manchester United transfer target Brian Brobbey has told reporters he will be staying at Ajax for the rest of the season.
Brobbey, 21, has scored 11 goals in just 17 league starts in the Eredivisie this season, excelling for United manager Erik ten Hag’s former club Ajax.
It was Ten Hag who handed Brobbey his first senior appearance for Ajax, but when the forward was quizzed on the reports that he would be reuniting with his former coach this January, the striker was quick to rule out the move.
“I also saw it on the news. But I’ll stay in Amsterdam,” Brobbey stated. “Whether they can come back in the summer? Haha, who knows.”
Ajax manager John van’t Schip would also weigh in on Brobbey’s potential move to Old Trafford, stating, “As far as I’m concerned, he’s not for sale.”
The manager would also add that if United or any other club were to pursue a move for his no.9, then a huge fee would be required.
“It wouldn’t be useful if he left now,” Stated the Ajax boss. “But who am I to say that? We try to keep the group as strong as possible.
“Then Brobbey is a very important player in that. I don’t decide whether he leaves, but insane amounts of money will be needed.”
With a move for Brobbey ruled out at present, United will have to continue to rely on ‘mentality monster’ Rasmus Højlund, with Anthony Martial out injured.
Meanwhile, a former United striker has suggested the club focus on signing one of their rivals strikers to improve their goalscoring woes.
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