Luuk de Jong has been called up to the Netherlands squad after PSV Eindhoven teammate Jurgen Locadia was forced to pull out through injury.

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The striker is in great form for PSV Eindhoven and was in line to make his Oranje debut in the friendlies with Scotland and Romania. However, after consulting with Netherlands team doctor Edwin Goedhart, he has been forced to pull out.

Locadia has been struggling with a knee issue recently and it was decided it would be unwise for the forward to take part in the friendly double bill.

Locadia told the PSV website,¬†“A big disappointment because there were opportunities for me. I feel good and there are also others injured. Unfortunately, I am too.”

Dick Advocaat has decided to replace Locadia with Luuk de Jong, who will be the only recognised centre-forward after Bas Dost and Vincent Janssen were also forced out.

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