Kevin Strootman has set his eyes on a move to a Premier League club this winter. A move to Old Trafford appears to be on the cards for the coveted Dutch midfielder. Manchester United has already confessed interest in the PSV player and a strong bid for the youngster seems to be on its way.
Manchester United will have to challenge Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain for the rights to the 22-year-old Netherlands international. A full-fledged transfer battle could ensue between these clubs during the January transfer window as PSV has tagged Kevin Strootman with a reasonable price tag of £20 million.
The price of Kevin Strootman could increase in case a transfer battle occurs between these clubs. Kevin Strootman’s agent has declared that his client wants to move to the English Premier League, therefore Manchester United are automatically the favorites to win his signature.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been Kevin Strootman’s admirer for over two years now. Kevin Strootman has been on Manchester United’s radar since the youngster played for Sparta Rotterdam. Sir Alex Ferguson has been in the search for a versatile midfielder for quite a while. It appears as if Kevin Strootman would perfectly fit the bill for Manchester United.
A part from playing in the heart of the midfield, Kevin Strootman has the ability to play as a defensive, box-to-box and attacking midfielder. He can even be deployed as a center back.
Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on breaking his tradition by making transfer moves in January in order to bolster his midfield options. This will be Paul Scholes last season with Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson has finally realized he cannot depend upon Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher or Ryan Giggs in the midfield on a regular basis.
Henceforth, all signs indicate towards a move for Kevin Strootman. Anderson has proven himself to be a quite useful asset to Manchester United in recent days, but the Brazilian needs a partner in the midfield. Sir Alex Ferguson tried partnering him up with Tom Cleverly, however the young England international needs more experience and maturity.
Manchester United went after Kevin Strootman last summer, but a transfer couldn’t be agreed upon with PSV. Now that the former FC Utrecht player has handed in his transfer request, PSV can do little but to sell him off for the best possible price in the market.