Max Huiberts has now confirmed that AZ Alkmaar are hopeful of securing a deal to sign Southampton midfelder Jordy Clasie. The 48-year-old former AZ striker is now in charge of the Dutch Eredivisie outfit’s transfer dealings and has lifted the lid on their desire to take the 17-cap Oranje international back to his homeland in this transfer window.
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Clasie has struggled in England after joining Saints from Feyenoord in summer 2015, making 49 appearances and scoring two goals across his first two seasons at St Mary’s. The 27-year-old has been loaned out to Club Brugge and former club Feyenoord respectively over the past two campaigns and is now looking to secure a permanent exit as he approaches the final year of his St Mary’s contract.
And, following last week’s reports that AZ and Southampton had opened talks about a deal for Clasie, Huiberts has revealed that he is a prime target for them. He told news outlet NH Nieuws: “Sometimes there is a chance to get this kind of boy. The coach has been in contact with him. “Jordy Clasie has a one-year contract with Southampton. We have to wait and see how this develops.”