Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly both interested in signing Roma’s Kevin Strootman.
According to Calcio Mercato (via InsideFutbol) Strootman’s recent form for Roma has attracted the attention of Arsenal and Manchester United.
United were heavily linked with a move for the midfielder before he suffered a knee injury in 2015/16, which kept him sidelined for over a year. Therefore, now that he’s back, fit and in form, the Red Devils are said to be sniffing around him again.
The Dutchman has now made eight Serie A appearances for Roma this season and four in the Champions League, establishing himself as a first team player again. He even captained his side during their 4-0 win over Benevento in September.
He’s yet to score but considering he’s only found the back of the net 12 times during his four years at the club, I doubt this is much of a worry. He’s a central midfielder, not a striker. He’s also assisted 19.
The 27-year-old still has four and a half years left on his contract with Roma as he penned a new deal in May. Therefore, it doesn’t look as it the Italian side will want to let him go.
Strootman has been at Roma since 2013 when he signed from PSV. He’s gone on to make 98 appearances across all competitions.