Man United Linked With £25m Dutch International Bid

Old Trafford side told to splash the cash if they want young PSV star.

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Manchester United will be told it will cost them £25million to sign PSV Eindhoven star Kevin Strootman.

United will be kicking themselves for turning down the chance to sign midfielder Strootman for less than £10m in 2011, when he was at Utrecht.

Strootman has been on United’s radar for over a year and is understood to be keen on the prospect of a move to Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old’s agent has hinted a transfer could happen at the end of the season. But United face a big battle over the fee, ­particularly if they try to force a January deal.

Strootman only signed a five-year contract to join PSV last year.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Well Sir Alex Ferguson apparently wants to bring in a steely presence to beef up his midfield and appears to be keen to bring in the talented young PSV Eindhoven man, is he prepared to pay the asking price though?

The Dutch international enjoyed a breakthrough first season at PSV Eindhoven last term and earned himself a regular spot in the national team set-up and is a player with a great potential and perhaps ideally suited to a move to the English top tier.

The rangy box to box midfielder is a tough tackler with an eye for goal and the ability to stretch the play and like most talents who progress well in the Eredivisie a move away from Holland is usually a case of ‘when’ and not ‘if’.

PSV have started the season well with seven wins from nine matches but the club’s inability to secure a Champions League berth could well leave the Philips Stadion side looking to balance the books.

Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and to a lesser extent, Michael Carrick are all in the latter stages of their glittering careers and whilst youngster Tom Cleverley is making big strides there are question marks over the effectiveness of Anderson and the form and fitness of Scottish international Darren Fletcher. Therefore it’s no surprise that Ferguson is considering the acquisition of a young midfielder to boost the club’s strength in depth.

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