January is set to be a busy month for Dutch players playing in the Eredivisie and abroad. Michael Bell takes a look at the players who will and those that could be making moves over the next month.

memphis-eefjfksMemphis Depay

The winger arrived in England with much excitement but Memphis hasn’t been able to replicate his form for PSV Eindhoven at Manchester United and after a year and a half he is set to exit Old Trafford.

Manchester United paid £30 million for the 22-year-old, but the club are willing to cut their losses and accept a bid of around £15 million for the attacker, who hasn’t made a single start in the Premier League this season. Everton are believed to be front-runners for his signature, with Ronald Koeman hoping to revitalise the attacker’s career, but they may face competition from a number of clubs. the Dutch international.

Roma, Fenerbahce, AC Milan, Spartak Moscow, Tottenham, Porto and French side Nice have all been mentioned as possible destinations for the Dutch international.

bazoer-aja-gRiechedly Bazoer

One Dutchman already confirmed to be leaving Ajax this January is Riechedly Bazoer, who has already sealed a transfer to German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

When he made his debut under Frank de Boer in 2014, Bazoer was expected to become a key member of the Ajax first team and was considered one of the nation’s most promising talents. However, in the summer Peter Bosz took over at Ajax and was clearly not a fan of the midfielder, who was quickly dropped from his first team and told he could find a new club.

Barcelona, Roma and Arsenal were all linked with a move for the 19-year-old, but Bazoer has decided on a move to the Bundesliga and will look to steer Wolfsburg away from the relegation zone. Getting regular minutes on the pitch in a stronger league will no doubt help Bazoer’s development and he will be keen to prove that Bosz was wrong to oust him from Amsterdam.

Wolfsburg may have sealed one of the biggest bargains in January already, because if Bazoer fulfils his potential, the biggest clubs in Europe will soon come calling.

dijk-southVirgil van Dijk

One of the biggest stories of the January transfer window is set to be the future of Virgil van Dijk at Southampton.

The centre back has been in outstanding form for the Saints this season and has alerted the attention of some of the biggest clubs in the league such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

However, Southampton are reluctant to let their star leave without a fight and have reportedly placed a £50 million price tag on the 25-year-old. That may not put off the likes of Manchester City, who will be eager to prevent Van Dijk joining one of their rivals next summer.

el-ghazi-aja-aAnwar El Ghazi

Like Bazoer, another Ajax talent that seems to have fallen out of favour under Peter Bosz is Anwar El Ghazi.

The winger was a regular under Frank de Boer but since Bosz took over Amin Younes and Bertrand Traore have been first choice, meaning El Ghazi has been rooted to the bench. Things came to a head with a training ground bust-up earlier this season, which saw El Ghazi banished to the Jong Ajax squad for a month.

The 21-year-old returned to the Ajax squad earlier this month but Bosz has spoken of his eagerness to sign a new winger in January, which indicates El Ghazi could be sold. Roma have been heavily linked with the Dutch international, while AC Milan, Lazio and Liverpool have also been named as possible destinations.

promes nethQuincy Promes

The winger has been in impressive form for Spartak Moscow this season with six goals and seven assists in fourteen league games. That form has alerted some of Europe’s biggest clubs and Liverpool are said to be very keen on signing the Dutch international.

Jurgen Klopp needs to sign a winger in January and reportedly sees Promes as the perfect addition. The 24-year-old signed a contract extension in Russia recently, but Liverpool could trigger his release clause, which is believed to be around £20 million.

Marco-van-Ginkel-ChelseaMarco van Ginkel

The midfielder has finally recovered from another injury and is set for another loan move away from Chelsea in January.

PSV, who loaned van Ginkel for six months last season, are believed to be favourites and have already held talks with his agent, but they will reportedly face competition from Inter Milan.

Moving back to PSV would be wise in order to gain regular football, win his place back with the national team and help the Eindhoven side get their title defence back on track. Now 24-years-old, van Ginkel cant afford to spend any time on the bench and has six months to impress to earn a move away from Stamford Bridge in the summer.

karsdorp feyaRick Karsdorp

It has been an excellent year for Karsdorp, with the Feyenoord star establishing himself as the best right back in the Eredivisie and making his debut for the Dutch national team.

The 21-year-old is now attracting attention from abroad with Manchester United said to be big fans of the youngster, who has a contract in Rotterdam until 2020.  However, with Feyenoord currently top of the table and heading for their first Eredivisie title since 1999, the club will be determined to keep hold of their star and it would take a massive offer for them to change their minds.

hoedt lazWesley Hoedt

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi is set to trim his squad in January and one of the players that may be let go is centre back Wesley Hoedt, who has found himself rooted to the bench recently.

The 22-year-old joined Lazio on a free from AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2015 and made 35 appearances in his first season, but the youngster has struggled for game time this year, with Hoedt featuring in only six league games.

A return to Netherlands could be on the cards, while a move to Germany has also been rumoured.

babel-deporRyan Babel

The 30-year-old had his contract with Al-Ain terminated in the summer and made the decision to return to Europe with Deportivo la Coruna. In Spain, Babel has refound his form with five goals in twelve appearances, but his contract with the club expires in January.

Deportivo were keen to renew his deal, but Babel has decided against staying and is set to join Turkish side Besiktas, who have offered the former Liverpool and Ajax star a lucrative contract until 2019.

narsingh psvLuciano Narsingh

With only six months left on his contract with PSV Eindhoven, Luciano Narsingh is being heavily linked with a move away from the Philips Stadion.

Reports in England last week stated that Swansea City were close to sealing a deal for the 24-year-old attacker, but with Bob Bradley being sacked, doubts have now been raised on whether it will happen.

Narsingh was expected to be a star when he joined PSV from Heerenveen in 2012, but has failed to reach his potential in Eindhoven and a move away may be whats needed to kick-start his career again.


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