At 23 years of age, the Dutch star Javairo Dilrosun might have an interesting CV on paper, but his career so far leaves plenty to be desired.
Having come through Ajax’s youth set-up, the forward has also been with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and the Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin before signing for Girondins Bordeaux on loan this term.
With just over 60 professional appearances to his name, Javairo has been looking for regular first-team football, which he’s hoping to find the Ligue 1 this year.
Never breaking through at the Citizens despite spending four years there, Dilrosun is not bitter about choosing a transfer to the Etihad instead of heading to Chelsea, believing snubbing the west London club was the right thing to do at the time, clarifying as much to Sud-Ouest.
Dilrosun sat down with the French outlet to talk about a couple of things, including his decision to leave the Netherlands for England.
The versatile player said: “Ajax asked me to wait an extra year before signing professional. I didn’t want to. When you’re a good player, you are meant to sign.
“The club knew that I had the level, but they didn’t put in the required effort. They asked me to stay in the same team when I’d played well with the group above.
“Two clubs approached me. Manchester City and Chelsea. I chose City where there was a new project. They had just built a new youth setup. I felt it was the best choice for me”.