Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Ajax starlet Viktor Fischer, with the youngster revealing he is ready to sign a new deal with his current club and commit for the time being at least.
Fischer has been a target for the Red Devils as he continues to shine for both his club and country, and at just 18 years of age the forward has already scored five times in 13 appearances for Ajax this season.
His current deal runs out with the club in 18 months, and news that he was stalling on a new contract put United on alert at the end of last year.
But now, as he continues to garner senior game time, Fischer insists that staying where he is will be the most beneficial option for his career.
"I hope that we can talk about my contract as that is what I want," he told AD Sportwereld, via Talksport.
"I play in front of 53,000 people and Ajax is one of the top European clubs. For a young player like me, it could not be better."
If United hope to come in with an offer that would turn Fischer's head, they would need to guarantee the Denmark international game time, which would not be likely given the options that Sir Alex Ferguson's current side have up front.
Towards the end of last year, Fischer was described by Denmark Under 19 coach Thomas Frank as the next Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
"Fischer is special. He can be just like Messi or Ronaldo," he said.
"He has their ambition and talent, and he always wants to score. He is hungry, always hungry, even if he has scored two or three times."
For this reason, the former Ajax youth man was high on Ferguson's wishlist, but he may still be able to land the teen in the future as he continues to improve in the Dutch league.