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Southampton Amongst Clubs Who Should Make A Move For This Dutch Midfield Enforcer

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Marten De Roon has been a star for his side Middlesbrough in their last campaign in the Premier League. He played a pivotal role in the midfield for Boro and has attracted a lot of attention with his sensible playing style and composed attitude on the pitch. The Dutch youngster is believed to be a player who has all the attributes to become a future great.

In the last season, De Roon had a good season in terms of his performance, scoring five goals and making a good impression as a player who can keep hold of the ball for a long time and make pinpoint passes into the opposition defence. However, his solo effort failed to save his side from getting relegated, which they were just after one season in top flight football.

This has reportedly irked interest from a number of clubs from the Premier League to get the signature of the Dutch youngster on a long-term agreement for them. Some of the clubs that might bag the player in the future to play as a part of their squad are-

Manchester United-

The Red Devils have a profound interest in the 26-year-old midfielder, who joined Middlesbrough from Italian side Atalanta in the last term for a transfer fee of £12 million. Reportedly, a bid of £8.8 million will be enough to land the talented player from Boro to Old Trafford. On the other hand, it will be a great opportunity for the player to make a mark in the Premier League, playing alongside some of the biggest players in the world.

Lazio-

The Italian club are well aware of the Dutchman’s abilities as a Serie A player from his days at Atalanta and might be looking to make a bid worth £9 million to bag the player for the next season. However, there might be obstruction from the Middlesbrough side, who want to hand over a strong side to their new manager Garry Monk for the next season and keep their hopes for a return to the Premier League alive.

Southampton-

The South Coast club, along with Bournemouth and Watford are also said to have an interest in signing the player for the next season and might make a move for him in the summer transfer window. The Saints have been through a difficult season and are looking to revive it in their next, and a talented player like De Roon is always welcome in the side, given Middlesbrough let go off their prized possession.

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