The January transfer window is now open and several Dutch stars could be on the move this month. Michael Bell picks out some of the players that could be swapping clubs

Memphis Depay

The Lyon star is out of contract in the summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona, while Juventus are also said to be circling.

Lyon are determined to keep Memphis as they look to reach the Champions League, but that risks the forward leaving on a free in the summer.

Reports in Spain are claiming Barcelona would have to sell players to afford the €5 million fee. That could make Juventus favourites, but does Memphis risk a move ahead of the European Championships?

Joshua Zirkzee

Zirkzee is one of the brightest young Dutch talents around but cannot count on playing time anymore with Bayern Munich.

Robert Lewandowski and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are ahead of Zirkzee in the pecking order at the moment in Munich. Zirkzee will now look to depart, possibly on loan or on a permanent move.

Eintracht Frankfurt is the most likely destination for the forward, with talks progressing quickly.

Abdou Harroui

The pearl of Sparta Rotterdam’s side was close to a move to Groningen in the summer, but the transfer fee was too high.

Harroui is still a target for the Pride of the North, but clubs from the Netherlands top and around Europe are also circling for the U21 international.

Sparta would want around €3-5 million to part with the 22-year-old.

Teun Koopmeiners

AZ Alkmaar’s captain is having another excellent campaign and the midfielder is hoping to earn a spot at Euro 2020.

Koopmeiners was linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer with Fulham, Leeds United, and Everton. It remains to be seen whether those clubs are still circling the 22-year-old.

AZ Alkmaar’s bank account may need a boost with a transfer, either now or in the summer. Could they be tempted into selling their key-man if a bid of €15-20 million comes in?

Jorrit Hendrix

The 25-year-old is on the fringes of the PSV Eindhoven line-up and may look to move elsewhere for regular playing time.

The midfielder has been linked with a move to Italy in the past and Serie A is the most likely destination should Hendrix move on in January.

Kevin Strootman

The only way Kevin Strootman is going to make the Euro 2020 squad is if he gets more playing time and at the moment that looks impossible.

Strootman has become a bit-part player at Marseille, who would love to offload the Dutchman due to his high wages.

A January transfer would be beneficial for both parties.

Wout Weghorst

Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a move for the in-form Wolfsburg striker during the last transfer window and reportedly retain their interest.

Wolfsburg have told the striker he is free to leave should an offer of €35 million come in from the Premier League side.

Weghorst may be tempted due to his ambition to work his way into the Netherlands squad.

Jetro Willems

Jetro Willems is back in full training with Eintracht Frankfurt after recovering from a serious knee injury.

He sustained the injury on loan with Newcastle United and it remains unclear if he has a future in Germany.

Willems has spoken about his desire to return to Newcastle but it remains to be seen whether the Premier League side are interested.




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