Manchester United target Kevin Strootman’s agent has confirmed that the Dutchman will leave PSV at the end of the season.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been a long term admirer of Kevin Strootman. The 22-year-old midfielder has been tracked by Zenit, AC Milan and Manchester United for the past two seasons. Strootman has seen his stock rise since joining PSV in 2011 from Utrecht. He has already made 11 appearances for the Dutch national team since making his debut in a friendly against Austria back in February 2011. Strootman has been often praised for his ‘vision’ and can play both as a central midfielder as well as a defensive midfielder.
The Dutchman was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, but the deal failed to materialize. Few days back his agent Chiel Dekker was quoted in the media saying his client can leave in January if the right offer comes in.
“He’s doing very well at PSV, he’s living a great moment. If an interesting club submitted an offer and PSV find an agreement, Kevin mihgt leave even in January” – Strootman’s agent said back then.
Now diverting a long way from his earlier statement, Dekker has dismissed reports about Strootman leaving the club during the winter transfer window. But his agent has conceded that they will listen to offers at the end of the season in May.
“My client could leave in January? Absolutely not. There’s nothing in that,” he told Calciomercato in Italy.
“We are only in October – the only thing I can say is to call me back in May.”
PSV is said to value Kevin Strootman at 17 million euros. The high transfer fee might act as a deterrent for United, but Strootman is the type of central midfielder United fans have been urging Sir Alex to buy for a long time. He is still young, but has the talent to develop into a world class midfielder at Manchester United.