NAC Breda manager Maurice Steijn has opened the door to a potential sale of Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest target Sydney van Hooijdonk, AD.nl report.
Van Hooijdonk currently tops NAC Breda’s scoring charts with eight goals in 13 games.
The son of Pierre van Hooijdonk has been in fine form this season, and his goal scoring ability hasn’t gone unnoticed with Championship clubs reportedly keen.
According to Sky Sports transfer centre (Dec 5, 2020 at 18:06), Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Swansea City are all eyeing a deal for the 20-year-old.
And NAC Breda boss Steijn wouldn’t stand in his way of a potential January exit.
“I hope he [Sydney van Hooijdonk] stays, that’s what I called from the beginning. If he thinks he’s getting too few minutes and keeps saying he wants to leave, then he should go too. Yes, then it ends. I would regret that, I have repeated that so often. Also to him.”
Steijn has come under criticism of late for inexplicably dropping van Hooijdonk.
The 6ft 1inch striker tops the Dutch second division club’s scoring charts. But Steijn waited until the 89th minute to bring him on in a recent 0-0 draw which prompted plenty of talk.
The NAC boss told reporters there was no plan to humiliate the striker following the game, but the player’s father told AD.nl how a January move could now be a good option.
Forest may look at the youngster as an ideal alternative to Lyle Taylor and Lewis Grabban as the Reds look to pull away from the potential threat of relegation.
Wednesday, meanwhile, must target attacking additions in January.
The Owls recorded their first win in nine attempts under new manager Tony Pulis at the weekend with defender Tom Lees grabbing the only goal of the game.
Pulis has made no secret of his desire to bring in an attacker or two in January. And Van Hooijdonk could have the right attributes to thrive under his guidance.
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