With Luuk de Jong set to leave and Jurgen Locadia under fire, Sam Lammer is ready to prove he should be PSV Eindhoven’s first choice striker.

  • By Michael Bell
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Lammers started his career in the Willem II academy but switched to PSV in 2010. He was originally signed as a midfielder but struggled to make an impact before being switched to a striker. Lammer scored goal after goal in the youth sides and was quickly moved up the age groups. In the 2015/16 season he starred in the club’s U19 side, scoring twice in the UEFA Youth league, while also netting another two for Jong PSV in the Eerste Divisie.

Last season he featured in PSV’s opening game of the season but with Luuk de Jong ahead of him in the pecking order, he continued his development with Jong PSV. He scored four goals in their opening game against Den Bosch and managed another 13 in a productive season. Impressed by his form, Phillip Cocu gave Lammers a chance to impress in the final two games of the season and he netted in both, proving that he was ready for first team action.

Lammers netted 10 times in 14 appearances for Netherlands U19’s and has since earned two caps for Jong Oranje.

Style of Play

Two footed and tall at 6ft 2, Lammers is a natural goalscorer who is learning from two of the finest strikers of their generation in Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luc Nilis. He is an excellent finisher, strong in the air and with the ball at his feet with good technical ability. UEFA’s own website compares the forward to van Nistelrooy and he will be hoping to follow in his footsteps.

What to expect from Lammers this season

Luuk de Jong and Jurgen Locadia have started the season terribly with PSV exiting the Europa League and there is a section of the fan base calling for Lammers to be given his chance. He proved last season for Jong PSV that he is a talented goalscorer and could be a future Netherlands international if developed correctly.

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