Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie hasn’t had the best of times since he switched Feyenoord for St Mary’s Stadium back in the summer of 2015.
The reported £8million arrival from the Eredivisie has only made 42 starting appearances for us since then, with an additional seven from the bench and although we’ve seen flashes of his quality and few can doubt his attitude in reality, a return of two goals tells its own story.
He spent last season out on loan with Club Brugge and it wasn’t a good spell, and last summer he returned to former club Feyenoord where he has made 29 league starts for them. Last weekend though he was substituted in their game against Heracles, and clearly irate he refused to shake Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s hand, before being calmed apparently by teammates.
With van Bronckhorst’s own future in doubt with the expectation that Jaap Stam has agreed to replace him over the summer, our 27-year-old admits he’s playing for his future and he doesn’t yet know what that future holds.
The Daily Echo via De Telegraf have him quoted as saying.
“Of course my future plays a part in my mindset. Not directly during the matches, but unknowingly outside the competitions. Right now I just want to focus on conquering third place with Feyenoord. I want to close it here as well as possible. I don’t have any influence on what will happen to me afterwards. But of course I play for my future, there is that realisation.”
With his five year deal expiring in the summer of 2020, it remains to be seen if manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will want to take a closer look at him, but you would expect us to do all we can to move him on next summer and recoup some funds.