Louis van Gaal eyes up Manchester United moves for Netherland's World Cup duo Bruno Martins and Jordy Clasie
Currently in charge of the Netherlands international side, <new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly keen to bring two of his international charges with his as he starts his summer rebuild at Old Trafford.
The Express reports that van Gaal is eyeing up moves for Feyenoord pair Bruno Martins Indi and Jordy Clasie, both of whom are key components of his Netherlands international team. Centre-back Martins Indi and central midfield player Clasie have both become established international figures under van Gaal and would reportedly command a combined price tag of around £40 million.
Twenty two year-old Martins Indi has made 26 league appearances in the Eredivisie this season, scoring two goals. A centre back who can also play at left back, he would compete with Phil Evans, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans in replacing the departing old guard of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.
The imposing defender has won 61% of his attempted tackles this season and half of his aerial duels, while he has also made 124 clearances.
Clasie, also 22, has made 37 league appearances, scored one goal and created 37 chances. He has been played by Feyenoord as a central midfield player in a midfield three and should he move to the club would do so in place of more high profile former targets such as Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas’ and Bayern Munich’s Toni Kroos.