Report: Man City could lose promising Dutch star in permanent deal

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PSV Eindhoven are preparing to offer Karim Rekik a permanent exit from Manchester City.

20-year-old Rekik is currently on loan at Philips Stadion from City, and has been excelling in his homeland.

The centre-half has made 21 appearances in the Eredivisie, cementing himself as a key part of a defence that has conceded just 17 goals in 22 games. PSV currently sit atop the league table, 12 points clear of second placed Ajax, and Rekik’s form with the side has seen him make his full international debut for the Netherlands, after progressing through all the youth ranks.

Called up to Guus Hiddink’s squad in November 2014, the youngster is now a consistent feature in the senior international ranks, although he has yet to cement himself as a starter. It is expected that he will soon be breaking into the first-team on a more consistent basis, and with a bright future ahead of him, it would come as no surprise to see a host of top sides chasing his services in the years to come.

However, he is currently owned by Manchester City, and they can rest peacefully knowing that one of the most highly-rated central defensive prospects in European football is on their books.

That is, of course, unless PSV have anything to do with it, with SoccerNews in the Netherlands claiming that the Eredivise leaders are planning to make a permanent swoop for Rekik in the summer.

With no place in City’s first-team guaranteed when he returns from his loan, Rekik could be looking to leave for his homeland again knowing that he is a certain starter in Eindhoven, and the Manchester-based club should be doing all they can to secure the youngster’s future, whilst making sure that he receives enough football to continue his incredible development.

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