David Moyes keen on signing PSV star.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has reportedly sent scouts to watch PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman playing for the Netherlands Under-21 side at this summer’s European Championships in Israel, according to the Daily Express.
The talented 23-year-old has been linked with a move to United for some time, and was supposedly a target for previous manager Sir Alex Ferguson before his retirement.
It now seems increasingly likely that Strootman will move to Old Trafford this summer, with Moyes keen to recruit a new midfielder to replace the retiring Paul Scholes and under-performing squad players such as Tom Cleverley and Anderson.
The Dutchman could cost around £17million, and is one of several midfielders on Moyes’ summer wish-list, which also includes Benfica’s Nemanja Matic and Juventus man Claudio Marchisio.
It is also believed that United scouts could be at the tournament watching Russia youngster Alan Dzagoev, as they are also considering signings in the striking department as speculation mounts over the future of Wayne Rooney at the club.
Strootman could be one of several imports from the Dutch Eredivisie this summer, with AZ Alkmaar’s Adam Maher being linked with Manchester City, and Chelsea stepping up their interest in Vitesse Arnhem’s Marco van Ginkel. Ajax star Christian Eriksen is also a target for Liverpool, though he seems set to choose a move to Borussia Dortmund.