Feyenoord did not insert an option to buy clause in their loan deal for Jordy Clasie in the summer, according to Dutch news outlet Voetbal Primeur.

The midfielder left Southampton on a season-long loan, departing St Mary’s to rejoin the club that he departed three years before in an £8 million move to the Premier League.

Clasie, whose contract at St Mary’s Stadium expires in 2020, had made only 49 appearances in all competitions for the Saints following his switch in 2015 and was keen to return to the Eredivisie for the 2018/19 season.

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The 27-year-old is a regular starter for Feyenoord and has made a total of 25 appearances for his loan side in the top flight this term.

Clasie’s team currently sit in third place on the Eredivisie table and could be keen to make his stay permanent following his strong showings ahead of next season.

However, if Feyenoord are to land the Netherlands international in the summer, it seems they will not have the first refusal on a deal with Southampton.

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