Manchester City's Dutch defender target pens PSV contract

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City target Jetro Willems has ended speculation linking him with a summer move to the Premier League after penning a new long-term contract with PSV Eindhoven, reports Sky Sports.

The 19-year-old left-back is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in the Eredivisie, and was included in the Holland squad for the European Championships last summer.

As the youngest player to appear in the tournament in Poland and Ukraine, Willems was tipped for a bright future in the game, and has reportedly been on the transfer radar of Citizens boss Roberto Mancini, who wanted to bring the Dutchman to the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.

However, Manchester City's hopes of securing the defender's signature now look to have been dashed, after he signed a new deal that will keep him at the Philips Stadion until 2017.

"When I came here from Sparta Rotterdam I had not achieved anything," Willems told PSV's official website. "Now I have already played at the European Championship."

Willems had to bide his time after arriving in Eindhoven in 2011, but made his first-team breakthrough following injuries to Erik Pieters and Abel Tamata.

Now, under the stewardship of Dick Advocaat, PSV are second in the Eredivisie table, three points behind leaders Ajax, whom they play this weekend, and Willems is hopeful of his team-mates' chances of claiming the Dutch top-flight title.

"First we have to win on Sunday against Ajax," he added.



Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again