Report: Southampton eye up PSG's Gregory van der Wiel as Nathaniel Clyne replacement

St Marys Southampton

The Saints are being linked with a move for Gregory van der Wiel if Nathaniel Clyne moves on this summer.

Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne is a reported target for Manchester United this summer, per the Daily Star, and The Sun are suggesting that Ronald Koeman already has an eye on his potential replacement.

Former Ajax right-back Gregory van der Wiel has been linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain this summer by the Sun, and apparently Koeman is interested in teaming up with his countryman if Clyne moves on.

It seems there could be a bit of a right-back merry-go-round in play at the end of the season, with the French champions being linked with Dani Alves (per the Guardian) and other options, plus they have already agreed to sign Serge Aurier on a permanent deal.

Van der Wiel’s contract runs until 2016, so unless the French side are willing to extend his deal, they would have to cash in, rather than see the 27-year-old leave on a free next summer.

Koeman has been linked with a few of his fellow countrymen in recent weeks, Jordy Clasie, Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat all being linked with a switch to St Mary’s by the Daily Mirror, among others..

The Dutch right-back has still got a few years left in his prime and would be an excellent addition to the Saints squad. He is a very attacking full-back and has quite often provided support and dangerous crosses for the PSG attack.

Van der Wiel’s style of play would suit the Premier League. He is a good defender against pacey wingers, and his all-action style would be an ideal addition to the attack. It’s unclear how much PSG would want to tempt them to sell, but with 12 months left of his contract, it’s a move that wouldn’t break the bank.

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