Strootman’s move to Manchester United ruled out by PSV

by Sam Peoples

We do not want to lose Strootman this summer. He knows that he will stay at PSV for another season.” Marcel Brands, PSV technical director

Kevin Strootman will not be leaving PSV this summer according to the club’s technical director Marcel Brands.

The 23-year-old had long been linked with a move to Manchester United but due to player exits already from PSV this summer, it seems the Dutch club have no intention of letting their star midfielder go.

“The departure of Lens and Pieters we factored, but the transfer of Mertens was certainly not planned,” Brands told De Telegraaf.

“We do not want to lose Strootman this summer. He knows that he will stay at PSV for another season.”

Rumours of an impending move to England had been strong over the past year with the likes of Edwin van der Sar and current manager Dick Advocaat both giving their own recommendation for his move across the pond.

“He is focused on England because that would suit his style. He has the physique, the character and the fitness for it. I am certainly not afraid he could handle that level.” Chiel Dekker

While Strootman always remained tight lipped on a potential move, his agent Chiel Dekker stated that he had a real desire to play in the Premier League this season but PSV’s desire to hold onto him may block his move away from the club.

Strootman was believed by many to be the perfect player to help United’s lacking midfield but it seems that he may stay in the Eredivisie for at least one more season.

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Stifler 07/02/2013 - 22:31

this is prolly because we set the tone from 2000 through to 20012 by spending so much on certain player like anderson, rio, nani , berba , young & co who weren’t really worth as much so every team thinks us rich or big spenders: i’m sure PSV is holding out on a big money move next summer. But to be honest everybody in the football world that’s not a utd fan or affiliate hate the club so nothing should surprise you anymore.

kedir 07/02/2013 - 22:29

every thing will be ok and we will try our best

Stifler 07/02/2013 - 22:17

Another option would be to raise the bid to £20m and then loan him out to PSV for the next year or so we could in effect call him up anytime we need him which shant be anytime soon since Carrick is around..

Thomas 07/02/2013 - 20:28

We like the playres

Ekanem kingsley 07/02/2013 - 11:12

Manchester United are never serious in transfer deals.That’s why they often fail to land their targets.They always price their targets while on top of tree.So,they should blame themselves

Max 07/02/2013 - 10:58

Why does every club make transfer dealing with Man Utd so hard. It seems no one wants to do business with us, Thiago and Kevin strootman’s clubs are a prime example oh and even Everton don’t want to do business with us in regards to Leighton Baines. But when fellow Epl clubs such as Chelsea and Man City go calling 8/10 they would get their man with ease, but united’s transfer dealing becomes a saga and drags on and on!

neo 07/02/2013 - 17:10

United should stop. Doin business with a lot of teams too


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