Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed that he plans to bolster his squad next summer with more talent from the Eredivisie.

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00 eliaKoeman has already signed Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic from the Eredivisie since becoming Saints boss in the summer, and his latest recruit, Dutch winger Eljero Elia netted both goals in the 2-1 win over Newcastle United last week.

Speaking to the press, Koeman stated that more players from Netherlands could join in the summer, “I have (my eyes) on several young players, but not now, for next season, of course,”

“It’s a philosophy of this club to work with young players and there are some good young ones in Holland. They know the language and they can adapt in a fast way to the Premier League.

“We know that the Dutch league is not the best in Europe but young players can develop themselves to play every weekend and that is what young players need.

“We have a fantastic school in Holland for young players, but sometimes they leave Holland too fast, because they need more experience. But we have enough talent in Holland and importantly they know the way I like to play with the team.”

One Dutch talent Koeman definitely has his eye on is PSV winger Memphis Depay, who according to the Dutch coach rejected the Premier League club during the summer to stay in the Eredivisie. However an offer in the summer may bring a different result.




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