Manchester United transfer target has been told he must remain with Eredivisie giants for one more season.
Manchester United have suffered a blow with the news that PSV Eindhoven have no intention of selling Kevin Strootman this summer, having already lost three of their best players.
Having sold Jeremain Lens to Dynamo Kiev, Erik Pieters to Stoke City and Dries Mertens to Napoli, PSV are loathe to let another go, and the 23 year-old has been told that he will remain at Philips Stadion for one more season.
“Strootman is a player we do not want to lose,” said PSV Eindhoven technical director Marcel Brands to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.
“He also knows himself that he will play another season at PSV.”
Strootman is a box to box midfielder also capable of an anchor role in front of the defence, and has greatly impressed both for his club and at international level with the Netherlands.
PSV may have finished second to Ajax in the Eredivisie, but by common consensus they were the most exciting team in the top flight last season in Holland.
The Eindhoven outfit scored an incredible 103 goals in their 34 games, meaning that even a defensive midfielder such as Strootman could get in on the act.
He scored six goals and provided ten assists in his 32 Eredivisie appearances for PSV Eindhoven, and is maturing into a brilliantly well rounded player who could be the hub of the Netherlands international side in the near future.
However, despite reports Manchester United have sent scout Jim Lawlor to monitor his progress, it appears Strootman will remain with PSV for another year.