Manchester United and Arsenal front runners in race to sign Dutch midfield maestro
Manchester United and Arsenal are front runners in the race to sign talented PSV Eindhoven midfielder Kevin Strootman, according to the Sun. The 22 year old has emerged as one of the brightest young prospects in Holland and has been compared to former Dutch skipper Mark Van Bommel. Strootman plays as a holding midfielder and a deep lying playmaker for PSV and would suit the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United perfectly, should he move to England in January.
Arsenal haven’t yet found an apt replacement for the recently departed Alex Song and are looking for a holding midfielder while United too could do with a hardman in midfield to blend in with their wealth of attacking options.
Strootman has scored 7 goals in 42 appearances for PSV in the Dutch Eredivise since joining them from Utrecht in 2011, including 5 goals in 16 appearances this season. His impressive form has brought him on the radar of several top clubs in Europe including the likes of AC Milan, Liverpool and Tottenham, but sources in PSV believe that his likely destination is either United or Arsenal.
When asked about the player’s future, a top PSV source revealed: “It looks certain that he will leave in January. The only question is where?
“It looks like Manchester United or Arsenal — they are both very keen.”