On February 7, Riechedly Bazoer not only made most of the rest of the football world aware of the fact that there are wonderful names such as Riechedly Bazoer in existence, but that they are linked to a wonderful pair of feet that can do things like this:
And things like this.
Sure enough, not a week after he scored that goal against Feyenoord, Bazoer was being actively linked with all the usual suspects wonderkids tend to get linked with nowadays. Chelsea, Manchester City, Barcelona, Younameit FC were (are?) all supposedly interested. Then, on Friday, the Daily Mirror reported (alongside various Dutch sources) that Bazoer's older brother and agent, the almost equally as wonderfully named Irchandly Bazoer visited Chelsea's training grounds to talk about a summer transfer.
The Mirror calls the 19-year-old Riechedly the "new Frank Rijkaard", presumably in terms of playing ability rather than in terms of colluding with referees. He's in the midst of his breakout season at Ajax and is garnering praise form all corners. He's also apparently garnering bids, including a rumored €25m (+€25m more in possible add-ons) try from Napoli that he rejected in January after Ajax accepted. To be clear, Bazoer himself rejected the move after Ajax accepted the outrageous bid.
"I am very happy at Ajax. I am developing well here, the coach believes in me and I have a contract with the club until 2020. I am not thinking about other clubs yet."
"I am proud to have become an undisputed starter at Ajax, but I am going through a difficult period at the moment to be honest. I am working really hard in training in order to reach the level from the first half of the season again. I am not saying I have been in bad form, but I always demand more from myself."
-Riechedly Bazoer; source: De Telegraaf via FourFourTwo
Clearly, the kid has no intentions of leaving Ajax, though he apparently could be tempted with the right managerial appointment, such as Ronald Koeman.