Locadia’s playing situation may force him to leave PSV this summer, with Sunderland interested.
Speaking to SoccerNews in the Netherlands, PSV striker Jurgen Locadia has admitted that not being used as a striker is causing him distress, and it may be the reason he does not return to play with the Eredivise outfit.
The young forward said: “I want to develop as a striker. I’m scouted as a striker and then I want to be on there as well and not left out. I can understand his choice. Luuk [de Jong] is a good striker. But my feeling has not changed, I know what I want. I must wait and see what happens, but I can't say whether I shall return to play for PSV.”
Locadia, 21, was often used on the wing last season for PSV, with Luuk de Jong taking the main striking role. However, he is naturally a centre-forward, and his six goals and three assists in 23 games did do much to prove his ability from a wide position.
Considering de Jong impressed in front of goal last term, it is unlikely that Locadia will be utilised as a central striker this coming campaign, and he has admitted that this could cause him to not return to PSV for the 2015/16 season.
The youngster played under Advocaat for PSV, and with all of the Black Cats’ forwards misfiring, he has been looking to bring in a player who can find the back of the net.
Locadia would be guaranteed a starting strikers role - playing through the centre - and if he truly wants to leave PSV this summer, then Sunderland look to be a perfect club for the forward to move to.