Southampton and Tottenham dealt blow as Tonny Vilhena and Jean-Paul Boetius plan Feyenoord stay

Feyenoord, De Kuip

Tottenham have been linked with Jean-Paul Boetius, whilst Southampton are keen on Tonny Vilhena.

The talented Feyenoord duo were expected to leave De Kuip this summer, but a report in SoccerNews has suggested they both want to stay with the club, following the appointment of Giovanni van Bronckhorst as manager.

Tottenham have been linked with making a move for talented winger Boetius, as per the Daily Mail, whilst Southampton are keen on signing Vilhena, also from the Mail.

Since the departure of Ronald Koeman as head coach of Feyenoord, the young duo have found their playing situations limited, being reduced to outcast roles and finding their development stalled.

Both were expected to leave the club this summer, but a change in management has reversed this situation, with the duo now keen on staying at De Kuip, with van Bronckhorst set to utilise them as key members of the first-team set-up.

According to the report, both players have committed themselves to the cause, and it is believed that it will now not be long before contract extensions are agreed with the duo - with both players out-of-contract at the end of next season.

This is an amazing turnaround for the players, considering both were set to be sold the summer, and deals a real blow to the transfer plans of Spurs and Southampton.

Should sizeable offers be made for the duo it is likely they will still be sold, but the chances of cut-price deals being agreed to sign either Vilhena or Boetius look to now be off the table.

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