PSV face fierce competition in the hunt for Stijn Spierings as several Ligue 1 clubs target a move for the midfielder

Several French clubs have joined PSV Eindhoven in targeting Stijn Spierings, according to Voetbal International. The 27-year-old midfielder is currently available on a free transfer after an excellent season with Toulouse. The Dutchman helped his former side win their first Coupe de France in the club’s history, beating Nantes 5-1 in the final. Now, after the expiry of his contract, several other French sides including RC Lens are eyeing a move for the midfielder

Stijn Spierings has previously played for AZ Alkmaar, Sparta Rotterdam and RKC Waalwijk. The player is said to be aware of PSV’s interest, but it’s beginning to look unlikely that he’ll return to the Eredivisie due to the number of clubs abroad showing interest. Spierings also has options in Italy and Spain.

PSV see Spierings as a possible successor to Ibrahim Sangaré, who could be on his way out of the Philips Stadion this summer. Remarkably, Spierings was also Sangaré’s replacement when the Ivorian midfielder left Toulouse to join PSV in 2020. If PSV are able to sign Stijn Spierings, he would certainly help new head coach Peter Bosz achieve his target of winning the title next season. But, with so many options ahead of him, a move back to the Netherlands is beginning to look unlikely.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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