Manchester United and Everton have been offered the chance to sign Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan, according to Sky Sports.
The Dutch midfielder has been linked with the Red Devils previously when both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal were in position at Old Trafford.
Everton haven’t held previous interest and would perhaps relish the chance to sign the player who cost Marseille £23 million from Roma last summer (Sky Sports).
The summer will represent a big one for boss Marco Silva as he sets about adding real quality to his squad. Strootman has been a pivotal player for his current club during 2018/19 but is set to be a casualty of their cost-cutting measures after a disappointing campaign.
A 29-year-old, he can play as a defensive midfielder or further forward. The report also mentions that West Ham have been offered to sign the Dutchman too.
There might have been a sense among supporters of the linked clubs that the clock had gone back to 2013 with this transfer rumour. Strootman was heavily linked with Premier League clubs prior to his switch to Roma six years ago.
They shouldn’t worry, however, as the Dutchman is still a very capable player. A tough-tackler, strong in possession and capable of playing in a number of positions, he would represent a solid signing.
Manchester United might hope to attract better this summer, although not being in the Champions League might hamper their plans on that front.
Everton and West Ham would surely relish the chance to sign Strootman. The Toffees and the Hammers could both lose midfield players in Idrissa Gueye and Declan Rice respectively.
Strootman could be just the player either those two needs in order to break into contention for a European place.