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Dutch Reports Of Renewed Attempt To Sign Netherlands Under 21 Star

8 years ago

We still await Newcastle’s first signing but the reports coming out of Holland claim that Newcastle United will make a renewed effort to land PSV’s Jeroen Zoet.

It was widely reported that United had made a big of around £2m for Jeroen Zoet a couple of weeks ago but this was knocked back.

PSV’s Jeroen Zoet

Thanks though to our man in Holland, Paul Benneworth, he has brought us the following update (translation) from the Dutch media’s VI

PSV kan tweede bod Newcastle United verwachten op Zoet.

PSV can expect a second bid on Zoet

PSV keeper Jeroen Zoet (22) can expect that Newcastle United will make a second bid in the coming weeks to bring him to the Premier league. PSV refused two weeks ago a bid of £2m from the Magpies but Zoet is still high up on Alan Pardew’s wish list

The Eindhoven keeper has a year to run on his contract and PSV have the option of an extra year.  The relatively short nature of the contract means that PSV can’t expect a top price for the young keeper. Zoet is not necessarily looking to leave, but after he returned from his loan spell at RKX Waalwijk, the Dutch Under 21 keeper no longer felt certain of his future at PSV.

His direct competitor Przemysslaw Tyton would love to leave PSV and it is an open secret that Phillip Cocu would use the departure of either keeper as an excuse to bring his old teammate Huerelho Gomes back.  The Brazilian let it be known on Friday, at the same time as Van Bommel announced his retirement, that he’d love nothing more than to return to PSV.

NUFC already has one Dutch keeper, Tim Krul has been impressive in action in the last three seasons, and hence is being eyed up by a number of top Premiership clubs with a view to a summer transfer.


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