It has been revealed that the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has sent his chief scout Steve Rowley to Holland to watch the PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman in action in yesterday’s big game against Ajax. The £20m-rated Dutch international has been tracked by Manchester United for some time, but with Wenger desperate to improve his team in the centre of the park he is willing to break the club’s transfer record to bring in the 22 year-old.
Strootman has already made 15 appearances for the Netherlands and has improved dramatically since moving to PSV from Utrecht last season. He is set to be at the top of the Dutch game for the next decade if he keeps improving at his present rate. Arsenal desperately need a big strong holding midfielder to organize the defence and Strootman fits the bill perfectly, which is also why Alex Ferguson is also keeping tabs on his situation.
Paul Scholes is definitely in his last season at Old Trafford (again!) and Strootman could easily become the new long term enforcer at Old Trafford if Wenger doesn’t move fast to take him to the Emirates.
Desperate times calls for desperate measures and if Arsenal still have aspirations of finishing in the top Four then Wenger knows he needs to freshen up the squad in January, or face the consquences….