Feyenoord would be willing to sign Jordy Clasie permanently this summer if the midfielder is allowed to depart Southampton on a free transfer.
According to a report from Dutch news outlet Voetbal International, as cited by Football Oranje, the Eredivisie giants are interested in signing the 27-year-old, but only if his contract at St Mary’s Stadium is terminated.
Clasie hasn’t had the desired impact at Southampton following his £8 million move from Feyenoord in the summer of 2015.
After playing sporadically under Ronald Koeman and Claude Puel, he was loaned to Belgian Pro League outfit Club Brugge for the 2017/18 season and temporarily made the switch back to his former club for the ongoing campaign.
The Netherlands international recently found himself in hot water at De Kuip after refusing to shake manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s hand and throwing his shirt down in frustration as he was substituted in the team’s 2-1 win against Heracles.
However, Jaap Stam is arriving at Feyenoord from PEC Zwolle this summer, and it seems Clasie could feature in his plans for next season.
Four other Saints players who could be heading for an exit this summer
Hoedt has been nothing short of a liability since joining Southampton in 2017. Ralph Hasenhuttl acknowledged that upon his arrival and loaned him out. The Saints will probably be keen to offload him permanently.
Austin’s future was up in the air during the January transfer window, but he stayed put. However, he simply doesn’t fit Southampton’s style of play, and he could seek pastures new this summer.
Forster hasn’t played since midway through the 2017/18 season and doesn’t appear to have a future at the club. If Saints can find a buyer, he’s likely to be sold.
Cedric was loaned out to Inter Milan after it emerged that he did not feature in Hasenhuttl’s plans for the second half of the season. It is, therefore, unlikely that he will be sticking around at St Mary’s for long.