Manchester City target Maher reiterates desire to leave AZ

The Dutch teenager has alerted the attention of a number of Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Arsenal, and has all but confirmed he will be leaving Alkmaar this summer
By Jesse Wieten

Netherlands international Adam Maher has reiterated his desire to leave AZ Alkmaar this summer, with a number of Premier League clubs ready to battle for his signature.

As exclusively revealed by in March, Manchester City are in pole position to sign the £8million-rated attacker, though face competition from Arsenal and Chelsea.

The 19-year-old is regarded as one of the Holland’s most promising young talents, having bagged eight goals and 10 assists in 32 league and cup appearances for AZ this season.

But the youngster appears determined to leave The Cheese Farmers in the summer, though admits he has yet to make a final decision on which club he will join.

“I will just wait until the summer and see which clubs make a move. I will not make a final decision until then,” Maher told

“I know where I want to go. I’m not saying anything has changed. All I’m saying is that I will just wait and see to find out which clubs make an offer.”

The Moroccan-born playmaker, who earned a call-up the Dutch national team in August, has a contract with AZ until June 2015 but looks set to be lured away from Alkmaar this summer.