Former Feyenoord star Jan Everse has revealed that Feyenoord passed up the chance to sign strikers Stefan Scepovic and Diafra Sakho this summer.

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sakho westThe Rotterdam club lost star striker Graziano Pelle to Southampton, but failed to bring in a recognised striker, which has partly been behind their poor start to the season. Feyenoord currently sit 15th in the Eredivisie while they are out of the KNVB Cup.

Speaking to NOS Jan Everse stated both Metz striker Diafra Sakho and Sporting Gijon’s Stefan Scepovic were offered to Feyenoord, but they decided against making a move. Sakho eventually joined West Ham, while Scepovic joined Celtic.

Everse said, “I know for certain that this summer, two good strikers were offered to Feyenoord”

“The first is Diafra Sakho, from Senegal. I’d have picked up his passport to get him over here.┬áLast season he scored 20 goals for FC Metz in the French Ligue 2.

“The second is Stefan Scepovic, a Serb.He scored 23 goals for Sporting Gijon in the Segunda Division.┬áHe eventually moved to Celtic. I wonder why Feyenoord did not gamble on him?”

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