Jurgen Locadia admits he dreams of playing for Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer

PSV Eindhoven forward Jurgen Locadia has admitted that he dreams of playing for Manchester United at some point in the future.

The Dutchman claimed a sensational hat-trick on his debut during a 20 minute substitute appearance and has gone on to make 160 appearances for the Eredivisie side.

He has struggled for minutes in recent times, making just 14 appearances during a 2016/17 campaign blighted by niggling injury problems.

And Locadia, an avid musician off the pitch, noted that he aimed to become a Man United player by playing for another domestic side first.

If [the music] is well received, I want to continue doing it,” he said. “Deep in my heart I dream of running a festival with 30,000 people.

“But I still hope to play football for a year or 11. Manchester United is my dream, but I would go through an intermediate step.

“I like the path Georginio Wijnaldum took from Newcastle United to Liverpool.”

I admire Locadia’s foresight when it comes to the importance of a ‘stepping stone’ before signing for a club of United’s magnitude. The example he cites in the form of Georginio Wijnaldum, who probably had offers from Liverpool and other top sides when he was at PSV, is a good one: he chose to imbibe the Premier League culture on a smaller scale and has not, as a result, looked out of place at Anfield.

In the case of Locadia, then, be wary of a move to a lesser Premier League side – unless, of course, he decides to release an album instead.

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