Chelsea defender admits he could make Dutch transfer
Chelsea transfer news: Jeffrey Bruma has Eredivisie options
Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma, currently on loan with Bundesliga club Hamburg, has revealed he could make a return to the Netherlands in order to boost his international prospects with Louis van Gaal's side.
Bruma, according to Goal.com, has been linked with numerous Eredivisie clubs of late, and the 21-year-old admits there is an option to return to the country of his birth, although he will not make any decisions on his future until the end of the season.
"I'm in no hurry, keep everything open," he told reporters on Tuesday. "I think I only decide after the season. Returning to the Netherlands is an option that is certainly in my mind."
Bruma joined the Chelsea academy from Feyenoord as a teenager in 2007, but has made just six first team appearances for the Blues since graduating through the Stamford Bridge youth system.
The young centre-back has spent three loan spells away from Chelsea, the first of which came with Leicester City in 2010-11, while he has twice been sent to further his education with Hamburg.
Bruma has played eight times for Hamburg this season and hopes that some strong performances before the end of the campaign for the the German club will aid his chances of another call-up to the Netherlands squad.
"My chance with Netherlands will surely come, I am convinced," he added. "Every career is different. When I have a great run of games and do not start on the bench, I have a good chance.
"Anyone who plays for Netherlands has earned it. If I do well at Hamburg then I will come naturally into the picture."