The English Premier League giants are reportedly monitoring the progress of the Dutch midfielder, who has been dubbed as the ‘New Roy Keane’ by the media.
Sir Alex Ferguson knows a talent when he sees one. The veteran manager has seen it all during his 25-year at Old Trafford and has gone on to conduct some of the shrewdest transfer market deals ever.
Fergie has an eye for a bargain, that much remains undoubted. He has often lamented that there isn’t value for money in the market these days, but with signings like Javier Hernandez, hardly anyone can question the Scot’s decision making.
Now it seems though that Ferguson is at it again. And this time it’s a certain midfielder known by the name Kevin Strootman, who is thought to be the one of the brightest talents in Dutch football.
The 22-year-old is currently contracted to Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, who have conducted several transfers with United in the past, but is rumoured to be on his way to a bigger European club due to his sublime talents.
After rising through the ranks at Sparta Rotterdam, he had spells with FC Utrecht before finally coming to his current stomping ground, the Phillips Stadion.
His quick progression in the pecking order has also earned him the right to represent his country and he has already gathered 10 appearances for the Oranje since making his debut last year.
Widely tipped to be on the plane to Ukraine and Poland, Manchester United will have to act fast if they are to acquire the services of the coveted midfielder, as his value could potentially soar with good displays in the European championships.
Reportedly valued at €15 million, he would be relatively cheap acquisition given the outrageous amounts of money being splashed in the transfer market and given that the Red Devils are in need of some quality in the centre of the park, makes the speculation
Strootman has been called as the ‘New Roy Keane’ and with his tenacity; he could live up to the standards of the fiery Irishman, although he has a very long way to go before that.