Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert has tipped young FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong to be included in the Dutch squad for the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine this summer.
The former Ajax and Barcelona striker says that the 21-year-old is getting good guidance at his current club and is on his way to becoming a star, which can only benefit a Holland side which is already full of attacking options.
Kluivert also believes that de Jong is the future of the Dutch team and will go on to be his country's first-choice striker in years to come, dominating the sport news headlines whenever the Oranje play.
De Jong faces a tough battle to play his way into the starting line-up at Euro 2012, as Robin Van Persie is scoring for fun at Arsenal for fun, and Klaas-Jan Hunteelaar, with an impressive international record also in his way.
Though he has already made inroads into Bert van Marwijk's national set-up, winning six caps and scoring against Finland in a European Championship qualifier, and Kluivert says the 21-year-old is on his way to becoming a big success.
"He's getting the perfect guidance to develop into a real star in Europe at Twente," Kluivert told Nusport.nl.
"I consider him to be the future No. 9 of the Dutch national side."
De Jong has impressed for Twente scoring 31 times in 64 soccer games , and this form has had him linked with a move to the Premier League with clubs such as Liverpool and Newcastle United believed to be in the hunt for his signature. The youngster has also revealed that he is open to a switch to England's top flight.
Kluivert, currently on the coaching staff at De Grolsch Veste, is the Netherlands' all-time top scorer, with 40 goals in 79 caps.
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