According to the Eindhovens Dagblad, PSV Eindhoven see Reims midfielder Azor Matusiwa as a possible successor to Ibrahim Sangaré. The 25-year-old Dutchman has had a superb season in Ligue 1, playing 30 times as Reims finished in 11th place. However, the French club reportedly want more than €10m for Matusiwa, which could result in PSV looking elsewhere for a new midfielder.
Ibrahim Sangaré is one of PSV’s most popular players with clubs abroad. The 25-year-old Ivorian international featured 45 times in all competitions last season as PSV finished second in the Eredivisie and lifted the KNVB Cup. Clubs across Europe are interested in the defensive midfielder, and it will be hard for the Dutch club to keep hold of him this summer.
Azor Matusiwa plays in a very similar style to Sangaré. The defensive midfielder has gained lots of experience in Ligue 1 over the last two seasons and has been a key player under Will Still at Reims. The French side signed Azor Matusiwa from FC Groningen in 2021. At Groningen, he made 45 Eredivisie appearances. He also made his way through the ranks in the Ajax youth academy.
Matusiwa could be a brilliant option for PSV if Sangaré departs this summer. Although, it’s not often that PSV spends 10 or more million euros on a single player. Stijn Spierings is another player that PSV are keen on signing. The midfielder would be available on a free transfer after leaving Toulouse at the end of the season.