FC Twente sporting director Jan Streuer has been backed to join Liverpool or Manchester City if he continues to be a success at the Dutch club.
Streuer joined the Dutch side in the summer, signing a one year deal with the Eredivisie club in a surprise move from the club’s general director Paul van de Kraan.
It proved to be a difficult summer transfer window for the club, with Streuer avoiding spending any money and instead focusing on loans and free transfers to bolster the squad.
That saw Gijs Smal arrive on a free deal from FC Volendam, while no fewer than nine players arrived on loan deals from around Europe.
Several of those deals have proved to be very successful, with the likes of Dario Dumic, Tyronne Ebuehi and Danilo all earning positive reviews, although it has not been a universal one.
Streuer himself has admitted that he needs four out of five signings to be ‘direct hits’ and journalist Leon ten Voorde believes the big clubs will come calling if that happens.
“Sometimes you have to be lucky, and this has worked out well, although we also have something to say about FC Twente’s purchasing policy.
“Of course, it is not possible, but not all players are successful numbers. Many of the newcomers also do not play
“Streuer said in de Volkskrant that four of the five must be hits. If Jan achieves that average, Manchester City and Liverpool will soon be on his doorstep.”
Whether either of those clubs would actually come calling is up for debate of course, given they’re both pretty set with their transfer setups at present.
Liverpool certainly don’t need any help, and it’s hard to see Manchester City needing to replace Txiki Begiristain anytime soon either.
Still, if Twente enjoy success this season, which could undoubtedly happen given they’re fifth after ten games, Streuer’s future may be one to keep an eye on.