EXCLUSIVE: United prepare £15m bid for the Dutch Keano
Published 22:26 31/03/12 By Steve Stammers
Manchester United have lined up a £15million deal for “the new Roy Keane.”
He’s PSV Eindhoven’s Kevin Strootman. The 22 year-old midfielder has earned rave reviews for club and country. He has appeared in ten of Holland’s last 11 games. He missed their win at Wembley through injury.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reviewing his summer transfer targets. United insiders believe a deal for Strootman is close to completion.
Strootman skippers PSV and has kept Manchester City’s enforcer Nigel de Jong out of the Dutch team. He’s seen as a key man in their bid for Euro 2012 glory.
United scouts have checked out Strootman 12 times in recent weeks.
Ferguson likes to nail his summer deals early and United have done some spectacular business with PSV in the past. Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jaap Stam both arrived at Old Trafford in major deals from PSV.
Strootman is a player with a winning mentality like United’s former skipper Keane and his Dutch sidekick Mark van Bommel.
Check out Strootman in action here: