Kevin Strootman comments on future amid West Ham, Everton speculation

Frenkie de Jong of Holland, Denzel Dumfries of Holland, Kevin Strootman of Holland  during the   Training Holland at the Cascade resort on June 1, 2019 in Lagos Portugal

Everton, West Ham United and Manchester United have been linked with Kevin Strootman.

(L-R) Donny van de Beek of Holland, Kevin Strootman of Holland  during the   Training Holland at the Cascade resort on June 2, 2019 in Lagos Portugal

Kevin Strootman has told Algemeen Dagblad that Marseille want to sell him, amid speculation linking him with Everton, West Ham United and Manchester United.

According to Sky Sports, Premier League trio Everton, West Ham and United have been offered the chance to sign Strootman on loan from Marseille in the summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old Netherlands intentional defensive midfielder has revealed that he has been told by his club Marseille that he will have to leave due to financial reasons.

 

“We didn't get European football, while at Marseille they went out for the Champions League," Strootman told Algemeen Dagblad, as translated by Goal.com. ”So the president said in an open and fair conversation: 'You are an expensive force and without the Champions League it's difficult for us'.

"They want to get rid of me, is the message. But I signed a five-year contract last summer and Marseille have paid a big transfer fee to Roma, so it's not like clubs can take me for a very low price. We have to wait to see what happens in the market and how it will go."

Memphis Depay of Holland, Donny van de Beek of Holland, Kevin Strootman of Holland  during the   Training Holland at the Cascade resort on June 1, 2019 in Lagos Portugal

Good signing?

Strootman has had injury issues in recent years, and the Dutchman is not the player he was in his initial years at AS Roma.

There is no doubt that the defensive midfielder remains a quality footballer, but there will be doubts whether he can play consistently well in a tough league such as the Premier League.

According to WhoScored, Strootman made 21 starts and seven substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Marseille this season, scoring one goal and providing five assists in the process.

The Netherlands international defensive midfielder also played five times in the Europa League for Marseille, according to WhoScored.

Kevin Strootman during Olympique Marseille v Montpellier HSC at Stade Velodrome on May 24, 2019 in Marseille, France.

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