Rik Elfrink reveals new PSV transfer target: ‘Not a cheap option’

Rik Elfrink reveals new PSV transfer target: ‘Not a cheap option’

Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 08:25

Azor Matusiwa is one of the players closely followed by PSV, journalist Rik Elfrink of the Eindhovens Dagblad. The people of Eindhoven see the 25-year-old controller of Stade Reims as a possible successor to Ibrahim Sangaré, who will most likely leave the Philips Stadium this summer. However, Elfrink immediately mentions a stumbling block with regard to the arrival of Matusiwa: Reims is aiming for a transfer fee of more than ten million euros. At the number eleven of the Ligue 1, the Hilversummer is still fixed until mid-2026.

Sangaré and Xavi Simons are the PSV players who are most popular abroad, while the people of Eindhoven themselves are currently mainly betting on the arrival of Ricardo Pepi (FC Augsburg) and Stijn Spierings (free transfer). The latter has to strengthen PSV’s midfield. The Brabant club, which will soon present Peter Bosz as head coach, expects to say goodbye to Sangaré this summer. The Ivorian international is still fixed until mid-2027 and should yield about 37 million euros.

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In addition to Spierings, PSV is very fond of Matusiwa. The midfielder, trained at Ajax, has been in the picture for a long time, but according to Elfrink is ‘not a cheap option’. “It is expected to cost more than ten million euros,” said the journalist in Saturday morning’s newspaper. Elfrink also reports that the resources for PSV are not unlimited. Matusiwa is according Transfer market worth six million euros, but Reims seems to be betting on a higher transfer fee. The French took over the right leg in August 2021 for four million euros from FC Groningen.

Matusiwa has gained a lot of experience in Ligue 1 in recent years. The youth international of the Dutch national team fought immediately after his arrival in the base at Reims and has now played 61 official matches for the club. Matusiwa was good for one hit and one assist. Matusiwa left in an extensive interview with Football zone already know to be ready for the next step. “I signed for five years, but clear agreements have been made with the club. Reims knows that I am ambitious and want to take a step. Then the picture must be perfect. If the right club does not come, it is absolutely no punishment to be here I’m not a guy who’s going to force a departure.”

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2023-06-10 06:25:00
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