Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie looks set to be leaving the club, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, who suggest the midfielder has agreed personal terms with Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar.
The 27-year-old joined the Saints in 2015, but has spent the past two seasons away from St Mary’s on loan.
The Dutchman spent last season at Feyenoord, but they have rejected the option to make his move permanent. The season before, Clasie spent the year on loan in Belgium at Club Brugge, where he made 20 appearances. De Telegraaf’s report states the midfielder does not want to move abroad again, and wishes to remain in the Netherlands amid reports suggesting he is wanted in Turkey.
It was Feyenoord that Southampton acquired the midfielder from, spending £8 million to bring him to St Mary’s. De Telegraaf’s report suggests, despite the player agreeing personal terms with AZ Alkmaar, the deal is still very much dependant on Southampton. However, he only has one year remaining on his current contract and appears not to be regarded as a part of the team’s future plans.
The 27-year-old is valued by Transfermarkt at £4.95 million, while Spotrac claim Clasie is on £50,000-per-week, so if Southampton could get him off the books this money could be spent on better options.