PSV Eindhoven are closing in on a move for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Davy Pröpper and could be getting him for much less than expected.
That’s according to Voetbal International journalist Marco Timmer, who says the Dutch club have negotiated the Seagulls down from their original asking price.
Pröpper has been heavily linked with a move to PSV over the last few weeks, and a report last week indicated a deal was close to being completed.
Earlier claims had made it clear that Brighton were looking for as much as €10m for the Dutchman, who they paid £11.7m to sign from PSV back in August 2017.
However, according to Timmer, the Dutch side have managed to negotiate that down, and he could be arriving for less than half of that price.
“I don’t have the exact numbers yet, but it seems that De Jong has negotiated it very well,” he told VI, relayed by Voetbal Primeur.
“Brighton initially wanted ten million euros, but De Jong indicated earlier that he did not want to pay that for a 29-year-old player.
“It will be around five million euros and maybe a bit below that, I expect.”
Heb zojuist Davy Pröpper met Mart van den Heuvel gespot in Eindhoven! 🔜✅⏳ pic.twitter.com/e9OKhEtzsG
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The two clubs are now closing in on a deal, with the website stating that the midfielder is expected to be ‘presented’ on Tuesday.
Indeed, he has already been spotted around the Phillips Stadium, with images showing him alongside PSV’s Mart van den Heuvel.
It seems a deal is closer than ever, with Brighton getting much less than they had initially hoped for but seemingly happy for it to go through anyway.