Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie wants to leave St Mary’s this summer, according to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, via Sport Witness.
They report that 27-year-old Dutch international Clasie spent last season on loan at Feyenoord in his native Netherlands but it was not a totally successful spell.
The Dutch side apparently have no interest in signing Clasie on a permanent basis, although AZ Alkmaar’s new manager Arne Slot is keen.
But the report makes clear that Clasie does not want to be at Southampton next season ‘under any circumstances’ – meaning that a suitor needs to be found for the midfielder.
But as the report eludes to, clubs won’t exactly be queuing around the block to sign a player who has lost his way badly in recent seasons.
At 27, there is still a chance for him to get his career back on track, and a fresh start somewhere may help him do exactly what – but his next move is crucial.
From Southampton’s point of view, they just need to get rid of the player if he absolutely doesn’t want to be a part of what they’re doing.
The club is getting back to what made them successful in the early part of the decade and only players who are fully committed will do at this stage.