Jerdy Schouten would consider a transfer to a club from the traditional top three in the Eredivisie. Ruud Gullit emphasizes that Ronald Koeman must call on the Bologna midfielder in the next international match period.
Schouten was linked to Feyenoord last summer. During that period he would also have spoken frequently with trainer Arne Slot. “No, there is no contact anymore,” emphasizes the 26-year-old midfielder at Rondo on Ziggo Sport. Schouten is asked whether he would prefer to play for Feyenoord, Ajax or PSV in the Netherlands. “I understand the question, but I hope you understand that I’m not going to answer it,” he laughs.
“It is something I would think about,” Schouten refers to a step to the traditional top three. He confirms that he also enjoys interest from Italy. SSC Napoli, among others, was in the market for him for two years. Schouten does not have a preference for the Dutch or Italian top. “It is a bit comparable. I mainly look at the fact that you will play in the Champions League or Europa League. I really want that.”
Schouten has not yet had any contact with Koeman. “Whether my agent has had that? I hope so.” Gullit is full of praise for Schouten, who he thinks is a ‘really good footballer’. “I think he is ideal to play in midfield with Frenkie de Jong. One hundred percent. He always wants to play quickly, quickly forward. He is calm on the ball … A great player,” said the AC Milan icon, which increases the pressure on Koeman. “I assume that Ronald will select him.”
‘I hope you understand that I’m not going to answer this question..’ 😂
When asked which Dutch top club Jerdy Schouten would most like to play for, he expertly leaves the answer in the middle! 🥶#ZiggoSport #Rondo pic.twitter.com/q6p3qDeI4Z
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