Monday, 24th December, 2012
Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij admits he has heard of interest from some of the biggest clubs in England and is flattered by the transfer talk surrounding him.
De Vrij has shone for Ronald Koeman’s Feyenoord this season and is a vital part of a defence which is helping the Rotterdam giants look every inch title contenders in the Eredivisie.
And the 20-year-old, who has two senior Holland caps to his name, knows he is being closely watched, with English Premier League sides Arsenal (first reported interested nearly a year ago), Chelsea and Liverpool all having been mooted as fans of the young defender.
"I’ve read about the clubs [that are interested], yes", De Vrij told Voetbal Primeur.
"It is very nice to hear that others think you are doing well."
With a contract that is set to expire in 2014, decisions about De Vrij’s future look set to have to be made sooner rather than later, especially if interested parties send bids over to De Kuip next month.
And so the defender is expecting Feyenoord to hold talks with him soon.
"I assume that Feyenoord will come to me", he said, when asked.
De Vrij put in a strong performance for Feyenoord yesterday, as the Rotterdam giants beat Groningen 2-1 at De Kuip to move up to fourth in the Eredivisie, just three points behind league leaders PSV Eindhoven and FC Twente.
Feyenoord will surely not be keen to lose De Vrij midway through the current season, especially with ending a title drought that stretches back to 1999 a possibility.
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