Jordy Clasie has enjoyed a ‘double party’ over the past few days, point out De Telegraaf.
The Southampton midfielder was able to enjoy both his parent club avoiding relegation and Club Brugge, where he’s been on loan, winning the Belgian title through the country’s play-off system.
Clasie is quoted by the Dutch newspaper as saying: “It’s a beautiful day. I have been in professional football for almost ten years and I have never won a prize. This is something that not many people have been given in their careers. It would have been even better if I had played this game, but I certainly had my share this season.”
The midfielder has had an up and down period on loan, and it’s not too unkind to say he hasn’t had the impact which was hoped for. At the most crucial part of the season, the play-offs, Clasie didn’t get off the bench for six of the nine matches, and only accumulated just over an hour in the other three.
What happens now is very much up in the air, and De Telegraaf quote Clasie explaining the uncertainty: “In principle I return to Southampton. My contract runs for another two years. I will talk to my wife and my agent about what we are going to do next season. It is still open for me now.”
A permanent move to Club Brugge would be difficult.
Even if Southampton made Clasie available for a knockdown fee of a few million, it would likely still be prohibitive given he’s not been crucial over the season.