Pierre van Hooijdonk has hinted that a January move for Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest target Sydney van Hoojdonk is a possibility, AD.nl report.
The NAC Breda youngster has been in fine form this season, scoring eight goals.
Van Hooijdonk, however, has started the last two games on the bench and only came on at the weekend in the 89th minute – a decision which prompted plenty of talk.
According to Sky Sports transfer centre (Dec 5, 2020 at 18:06), Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Swansea City are all eyeing a deal for the 20-year-old.
And when asked for his opinion, the striker’s father Pierre van Hooijdonk said he doesn’t understand the situation before claiming a January move could be a very good option.
“I can’t agree with this at all, but what should I do? There is certainly a lack of understanding, anyway. Any player who has to go in in the 89th minute will find it difficult to recharge. Everyone knows that I don’t understand all of this. It’s very tricky. Away in the winter break? Yes, that is a very good option. I don’t know where Sydney van Hooijdonk will be in a month’s time. Maybe just here, maybe not.”
Both Wednesday and Forest are struggling in the Championship this season.
Forest have picked up just one point from their last seven games. Manager Chris Hughton has plenty of experience, but his side are languishing right now.
The Reds have lacked a goal threat. Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor have yet to hit the heights of last season, while a lack of creativity is also hurting the side.
Wednesday, meanwhile, are in an even worse state at the bottom of the table. Tony Pulis has managed just three points from his seven games in charge.
The Owls are desperately short of attacking options. Pulis has made no secret of his desire to bring in a new forward and wide player during the January transfer window.
Standing at 6ft 2inch, Sydney van Hooijdonk is physically strong, good in the air and brings others into play. He could be the ideal type of striker currently missing at Hillsborough.
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