PSV to hold talks with Man City defender this month, confirms director

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PSV sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed that he will hold talks with on-loan Manchester City defender Karim Rekik.

Rekik has been on loan at Eredivisie side PSV for two consecutive seasons, and sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed to Voetbal International that he is going to start negotiations over making the deal permanent.

The 20-year-old central defender is out of contract next summer, and his future at parent club Manchester City is looking under threat. He has made just three appearances in all competitions for City since signing in 2011 and, with Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis ahead of him, the youngster would do well to look elsewhere.

He has been a key figure in the PSV side that has performed so well this term, making 31 appearances in all competitions to help the club to the top of the Eredivisie table - and likely the championship trophy. He has 62 games under his belt for PSV across both his loan spells, and the Voetbal International story claims that he is very open to a permanent return due to PSV taking their place in next season’s Champions League.

Knowing that Rekik himself is keen on the transfer has led PSV to make a formal offer for his services, and sporting director Marcel Brands is quoted in that article as saying: “We will later this month sit with Karim and his management [to discuss his future].”

Brands added that they have yet to go to City concerning any potential transfer, knowing that they will be unlikely to accept another loan deal with just one-year left on his contract, but confirmed that they will approach the Premier League giants when they are sure that Rekik will agree to the PSV transfer.

Brands added: “Only when we get to hear from him that he wants to remain with us, will we go to City.”

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