Manchester United has stepped closer to signing in the young Dutch midfield maestro Kevin Strootman. Hot news flying in from Netherlands confirms Manchester United’s presence at the table with PSV Eindhoven.
However, this is not the first time Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven have been negotiated a price for Kevin Strootman. The 22-year-old became an object of interest for Sir Alex Ferguson during the summer transfer window as well.
The Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson attempted to bring in the technical utility player to Old Trafford, but PSV Eindhoven’s demand for Kevin Strootman was too high for the Scotsman.
Various Dutch media outlets now suggest that Manchester United will acquire the services of Kevin Strootman as soon as the winter transfer window opens. Reportedly, Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven have agreed upon a pre-contract for Kevin Strootman.
PSV Eindhoven plans on replacing Kevin Strootman with Sweden international Oscar Hiljemark. However, PSV Eindhoven has not made an official move yet.
Rife speculation suggests Manchester United’s £14 million bid on Kevin Strootman has been agreed by PSV Eindhoven. Sir Alex Ferguson plans on deploying Kevin Strootman as a midfield enforcer in the heart of Manchester United’s midfield.
Kevin Strootman has grabbed a lot of attention due to his immaculate form for PSV Eindhoven and FC Utrecht during the past two years. The Sparta Rotterdam bred has also earned himself a spot in the national football team of Netherlands.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes he needs to strengthen his midfield, even though he usually abstains from making signings in the winter transfer window.
The Old Trafford boss has been using Tom Cleverly and Paul Scholes in his midfield, but both players have issues. Tom Cleverly needs to mature and Paul Scholes’s aging factor has limited him to certain abilities on the field.
A strong midfielder has been overdue in Manchester United’s squad. The Red Devils possess the services of Anderson, Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick, however they need someone with a proper balance of brawn and brain in their midfield.