Ajax youngster Ryan Gravenberch has received some advice by his father on his future amid growing interest from European clubs.
has enjoyed a splendid campaign in Amsterdam and has earned plaudits from just about every corner of European football after a stellar season for the Dutch outfit.
However, the 18-year-old has been advised to ignore interests from the likes ofChelsea
for the time being and stay atAjax
to establish himself as a key player in the team before moving to a top European club.
Gravenberch's father, Ryan Snr, has toldAjax Showtime
as transfer rumors rage around his son
: "He has to take that last step at Ajax. He just has to and he hasn’t done that yet.
"I want him to fully mature at Ajax, so as far as I’m concerned he will just stay at Ajax.
"He has only played one full season now and that was of course quite good, but next season he will have to play even better.
"Then, despite his age, he really must be one of the key players, especially if he plays in the European Championship [with the Netherlands].
"Next season, he will not get away with it in the dressing room if he plays poorly several games in a row.
"I really think he should take a step at Ajax first. He has to climb in the hierarchy and stand up more for himself within the squad.
"I’m not going to push him to do that, that makes no sense to Ryan. But he also realizes that. He also thinks it is best for him to stay at Ajax."