After reports earlier this summer that he was a target for Lazio before they decided to go for Lucas Leiva instead, Southampton’s Jordy Clasie looks like he will be spending the upcoming season in Belgium.
According to AD in Holland, the midfielder is expected to end up at Club Brugge, who came second last year in the Jupiler Pro League, but failed to make it to any European competition, being knocked out of both the Champions League and Europa League via their qualifiers.
The Dutchman, who arrived with a lot of promise from Feyenoord back in 2015, is said to have fallen out of Mauricio Pellegrino’s plans at St Mary’s, and a loan move has been arranged so that he avoids sitting on the bench or in the stands all season.
One of the reasons why he might have chosen Brugge, AD state, is the fact he will team up with two of his compatriots in Stefano Denswil and his ex-teammate Ruud Vormer.
Following a rather mixed season under Claude Puel, where he made 24 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals and picking up one assist, the 26-year-old has failed to play a single minute under the new management.