Man United on alert with 20m-rated Strootman set to leave PSV in January
06:20 GMT, 27 September 2012
Dutch of class: Strootman (left) is highly-rated across Europe
PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman has been given the green light for a 20million January move away Holland.
The 22-year-old Dutch international earned rave reviews in his first campaign with PSV last season, quickly establishing himself as one of the best young midfielders in Europe and attracting interest from Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
And now Strootman, who has 11 caps for Holland, has been told he can leave the club in January if his value is met.
'Strootman has had a good time in Eindhoven, but he decided that he wants to prove himself in a better league,' his agent Chiel Dekker told the Dutch media.
'If an agreement is able to be reached with a potentially interested club, PSV will allow Kevin to leave in January.'
United sent scout Martin Ferguson to
watch Strootman on several occasions last season, and they are confident the
former Sparta Rotterdam and Utrecht man has the all-round game to be
able to play in the Premier League.