Arsenal linked with £10m Dutch international star

New Dutch sensation Kevin Strootman is due to become the next big thing in Football, and according to today’s TalkSport, the 22-year-old midfielder has attracted the interest of the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The PSV star has managed to make his breakthrough to the senior Netherlands national team last year causing City’s Nigel De Jong to become not much more than a benchwarmer, and he’s managed to gather 10 appearances for the Dutch squad already and also score his first goal. His debut for the national team coincided with his move from Utrecht to PSV, where he fast became one of the most important players.

Now after only one season in the red-white colors, he is ready to move on to the next level in his career and it seems that he might change the jersey he currently has with another red-white colored jersey, but one which comes with a much greater responsibility!

According to the same source, Manchester United is also on Strootman’s trail whom Ferguson compared with his old stalwart Roy Keane. Italian side AC Milan is also due to have a say in his transfer, and the £10m transfer fee PSV is looking for won’t help to reduce the long list of interested clubs.

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21 thoughts on “Arsenal linked with £10m Dutch international star

  1. Paul

    Strootman is a quality player and will be a Great signing however he would have to be willing to sit on the bench…. But defo a player for the future

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  2. Craig2500

    Arsenal are linked with everybody, what happened to the days when we bought nobody’s then they turned into stars it seems now their stars just because were linked with them. Whos best out of this guy and Eriksson?

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  3. budgie

    Dont give a hoot about stroot, buy two or three quality experienced players, and we will be ready to challenge for the premiership, and use the money to keep RVP!

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  4. Bruce TongaBull

    @Craig. Well said mate. We dont nid a defensive midfielder bt an attacking midfielda like Erickson or Goetz and mayb Hazard. Ths is so bcos Rosicky alone is not sufient and has only 1 foot. RAMSEY shud not b counted

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  5. neil moxon

    At this moment in time im not bothered who we are linked with 3 points on monday springs to mind more, finishing above the spuds and our own players signing new contracts
    as well.

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  6. RvPHescoresWhenHeWants

    It will be necessary to choose, either Me vila or Strootman, or Abou Diaby. In Ars

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  7. joeyk

    im sorry but we need proven talent no more taking chances in the transfer market. Mertesacker looks dodgy, santos is a disaster waiting to happen and gervinho looks like a faster eboue. wenger went for proven class in arteta and it paid off so do it again. We want a world class left back, attacking midfielder and striker thats it!! before i get flamed i understand chamberlain was a gamble that paid off and im delighted but surely a club of arsenals stature should not need to take such chances in the transfer market.

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  8. Dan

    Arsenal needs a dm song is nt ur out 2 out tackler,he has become mo creative dis season,wenger can’t lock up is creativity he needs a dm 2 allow song push 4ward nd we b beta prepared incase of a counter song first,i prefer m’vila arsenal can do with is physicality.thxs

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  9. Dan

    Arsenal needs a dm song is nt ur out 2 out tackler,he has become mo creative dis season,wenger can’t lock up is creativity he needs a dm 2 allow song push 4ward nd we b beta prepared incase of a counter and beta protection 4 d defence ,i prefer m’vila arsenal can do with is physicality.thxs

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  10. th14

    this is old news talksport had it up for like the last 3days, plus he’s going ac milan as they need a replacement for van bommel and will get his dutch replacement in strootman.

    we are linked with everyone so fans buy tickets! lets see who we really sign maybe one if we are lucky two players!

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  11. bob

    @Craig2500,
    Strootman and Eriksen are different types of players, Eriksen is a skillful playmaker however, Strootman is a well-rounded central midfielder, kind of in between arteta and song, I’m not sure who is better, probably Strootman because he suits the English game more and would keep the balance of our midfield similar if he came in, he would probably challenge arteta for a place in the starting xi

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  12. Rafa

    @joeyk
    You should support darts, or cards playing of some sort… not football because you just don’t seem to understand it.

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  13. Rocky

    He has a vicious left foot, just like our Dutchman. I wonder if Wenger has spotted the potential for a future striker rather than a CDM? He could learn from RVP for a few seasons before he retires.

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  14. DutchFan

    Strootman isnt ready for this level of football yet.
    He has great talent, but he is definitly not at Arsenal level.

    As for Eriksen… Ive watched him lots of times, and he is a great talent, but again he woulnd make the squad yet and thats not what Arsenal need at the moment

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  15. joeyk

    @rafa

    Ur an idiot u clearly dont understand it. top sides for example real madrid barcelona man utd buy proven stars hence they dont go through droughts of no trophies. Wenger is a genius in the transfer market but cant keep pulling out gems for very little, im all for buying youth and unproven talent but not to the detriment of the first eleven being competitive with the best in europe. any arsenal fan would agree its proven talent we want we just need two or three then by all means take as many punts in the transfer market as you like wenger.

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  16. Matt95AFC

    Forget thi kid, get Erikson(Ajax)costing around £20m or get the brazilian play maker Hernanes(Lazio)£16m, check these guys out, they are both spot on players.

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