Jordy Clasie’s loan spell with Feyenoord has turned slightly sour after a touchline bust-up with manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, as per the Independent.
They report that the Dutchman, who is still a Southampton player, was not happy about being subbed with 15 minutes of this weekend’s game with Heracles and his frustration boiled over.
There is apparently uncertainty over whether the Dutch outfit want to sign him permanently, with Jaap Stam taking over the managerial reigns at the end of the season.
That means that Ralph Hasenhuttl could get a chance to work with the player the BBC report joined Southampton in 2015 for £8m – next season.
Hasenhuttl has transformed the fortunes of some of the players he inherited at St Mary’s, such as Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse.
That means he may relish the chance to work with Clasie, who at 27, should still have plenty to give if he can rediscover the form that convinced Southampton that he was capable of replacing Morgan Schneiderlin.
But because Clasie has just the one year left on his contract, the business side of things may force the Saints to sell him to try and recoup some of his remaining value.
That said, Hasenhuttl should fancy his chances of getting a tune from Clasie, if he buys into the high-tempo style of play the Austrian wants to play and that could bring out the best in a player of undoubted technical ability.