The January transfer window is upon us and several Eredivisie players could be heading for pastures new. Michael Bell takes a look at five players that could be snapped up in the coming month

Bart Ramselaar

There was plenty of excitement surrounding Ramselaar when he burst onto the scene in Utrecht’s midfield but since his move to PSV Eindhoven, the 22-year-old has failed to make the progression expected.

Last season, the three-time Netherlands international was a regular in the title winning campaign under Phillip Cocu, but only contributed one goal and two assists in 31 appearances. Since Mark van Bommel took charge in the summer, Ramselaar has fallen down the pecking order and a January move seems inevitable for the attacking midfielder.

Ramselaar is still a very talented player and PSV won’t want to let him go on the cheap. A loan move away may be the best option for both parties.

Nicolas Isimat-Mirin

Another player that has found himself on the fringes since Mark van Bommel took charge of PSV in the summer. The centre-back was a starter under Cocu but has been replaced at the back by Nick Viergever and it seems Trent Sainsbury is also ahead of him in the pecking order.

Van Bommel handed Isimat-Mirin a start in the 3-1 win over AZ Alkmaar but this may have been a farewell performance with the Frenchman keen on moving to get some playing time.

Isimat-Mirin’s contract expires in the summer and clubs from Turkey and England have been linked with snapping the defender up on the cheap.

Fran Sol

The Spanish striker is having another excellent season for Willem II and heading into January there is big question marks on whether the Tilburg club can prevent their star-man from leaving.

Sol has netted 13 goals in 17 games in the Eredivisie this season and this has sparked big interest from around Europe with Celtic, Valencia and several English clubs such as Brighton and Bournemouth said to be interested in the striker.

Willem II snapped up Sol on a free transfer from Villarreal in 2016 and the club are unlikely to stand in his way if a big club comes calling next month.

Nasser El Khayati

What an exceptional season El Khayati is having for ADO Den Haag so far. The midfielder has 12 goals and five assists in 16 games and has been talking up his ambitions to move to a bigger club.

The 29-year-old is a late-bloomer and the best years of his career may still be ahead of him. He is keen to prove himself at a higher level and told Dutch media that he wants to either move abroad or join one of the Dutch top three as soon as possible.

El Khayati is the star-man in the Hague and still has a contract until 2020 but his ambition may lead to a move in January if ADO receives an offer they cannot refuse.

Mimoun Mahi

After years of speculation about a move from Groningen, Mimoun Mahi may finally be on his way out of the Euroborg.

The talented 24-year-old attacker has been linked with several English clubs for years but a move has never materialised. However, Mahi’s deal runs out in six months and Groningen will be keen to prevent one of their key players from leaving on a free transfer in the summer.

With five goals and four assists so far this season, Mahi has been in decent form despite Groningen’s struggles and there will undoubtedly be some interest again from clubs in the English Championship.

Groningen have already signed Illias Bel-Hassani and Thomas Bruns so it appears they are preparing for life without the Moroccan.




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