After announcing the appointment of Louis Van Gaal on a three-year-deal at Old Trafford, Manchester United are now looking to push on in the transfer market and are obviously working closely with their new man to establish key targets.
The need for a commanding central midfielder has been acknowledged by Van Gaal and after impressing against Ecuador at the weekend, the Manchester Evening News are reporting that young Dutch star Jordy Clasie could well be one of the men Van Gaal is looking to bring in to his new -ook side.
The 22-year-old laid on Robin van Persie's stunning volley in the game with a superb pass over the top of the Ecuador defence, much to the delight of his nation captain.
Van Persie said: “That pass made the goal possible. That was a world-class ball. That pass gave me the opportunity to do my thing. I think that pass was more beautiful than my goal.
"The only thing I had to do was control the ball and score. That pass from Clasie was world class.”
Clasie has impressed in back-to-back seasons for Feyenoord, Clasie has often been likened to Barcelona talisman Xavi Hernandez.
Clasie’s main strengths come in ball retention and a trademark ability to play the ball over a defensive line.
At just 5 ft 6in tall, Clasie is not the imposing physical presence that United require but he could prove to be a useful investment at around the €10 million mark.
By no means the complete midfielder, Clasie still has a little way to go before he can control a game to the standard that United require.
However, he is a dangerous presence around the edge of the box and the impression he has made on Van Persie - who may well be named as United captain next season - should not be undervalued.
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