Ajax star Jorrel Hato makes statement on future amid interest from Arsenal and Man Utd

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Hato has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks.

Arsenal and Manchester United target Jorrel Hato has committed his future to Ajax despite concrete interest from the Premier League giants.

The 18-year-old is one of Mikel Arteta’s top targets for defence this summer following his impressive performances with the Dutch side last season.

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Hato signed a contract extension with Ajax in March which runs until July 2028, but the defender has now rejected reports that he could leave the Netherlands for elsewhere this summer.

“No, I'll just play for Ajax next season,” Hato told AjaxLife.

“I haven't finished learning here yet. And I want to win prizes with Ajax. That was my dream when I came here.”

Speaking after joining Ajax in the January transfer window, former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson was full of praise for Hato.

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“It’s crazy how young he is, but obviously how mature he looks when he’s on the pitch and also off the pitch,” Henderson said.

“He’s a very mature person, works hard, fantastic player, and yeah, he has a bright future ahead of him, I’m sure. I think he just needs to continue to do what he’s he’s been doing.”

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