Jordy Clasie is returning to Feyenoord on a season long loan.

The Dutch club have managed to get their way after tough negotiations with Southampton.

For a while it’s felt like Feyenoord have been cocky about getting their former player back, despite Southampton’s initial demands. The Saints were looking for a permanent transfer and asking for most of the money they paid for him in the first place.

In the Netherlands it was repeatedly insisted that Clasie would only accept a return to his former club, and that put the Premier League side in a difficult situation and has ultimately forced them to go along with things.

After a difficult loan move to Club Brugge, there were hardly going to be a line of better options anyway.

De Telegraaf reports that as soon as the ‘last letter of paperwork’ is done and a medical passed, the loan will be confirmed by the Eredivisie side.

Feyenoord are loaning the midfielder for ‘an amount which fits the policy of the club’.