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Ajax's Justin Kluivert gets Netherlands call-up in preliminary squad

ESPN FC's Ale Moreno assesses whether or not Justin Kluivert should choose La Liga or the Premier League as his next career destination.

New Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has included Justin Kluivert, the son of Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert, in his 33-man preliminary squad for the friendlies against England and Portugal.

Kluivert, 18, who plays for Ajax, was one of seven players given a first call-up by former Southampton and Everton boss Koeman.

Atalanta defender Hans Hateboer, Brugge midfielder Ruud Vormer and AZ goalkeeper Marco Bizot are among the other newcomers in Koeman's selection.

Manchester United's Daley Blind is also included as Koeman prepares to face England in Amsterdam on March 23, with the game against Portugal taking place in Geneva three days later.

The full Netherlands squad:

Goalkeepers: Marco Bizot (AZ Alkmaar), Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Sergio Padt (Groningen), Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven).

Defenders: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth), Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (Wolfsburg), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace), Daryl Janmaat (Watford), Karim Rekik (Hertha Berlin), Kenny Tete (Lyon), Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Marten de Roon, Hans Hateboer (Atalanta), Davy Propper (Brighton), Kevin Strootman (Roma), Guus Til (AZ Alkmaar), Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Ruud Vormer (Bruges), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

Forwards: Ryan Babel (Besiktas), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Steven Bergwijn, Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Bas Dost (Sporting Lisbon), Justin Kluivert (Ajax), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Wout Weghorst (AZ Alkmaar).

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