Report: Dutch club rival Owls and Forest for leading scorer open to January move
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Report: Dutch club rival Owls and Forest for leading scorer open to January move

According to Voetbal International, FC Emmen are rivalling English duo Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest for talented NAC Breda striker Sydney van Hooijdonk.

The 20-year-old striker currently tops NAC Breda’s scoring charts with eight goals.

Van Hooijdonk, however, has been left out of the starting line-up for the past two matches and speculation over his future has risen ahead of the January transfer window.

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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 son of Pierre van Hooijdonk.


And now, Voetbal international claim they have competition from FC Emmen while the striker is open to a move after bizarrely being dropped as a first-team regular.

FC Emmen are currently bottom of the Eredivisie having netted just 13 goals in 13 games. A new striker seemingly tops their wish-list going into January.

Standing at 6ft 1inch, van Hooijdonk is good in the air, strong with his back to goal and links play well. Aside from his eight goals, he also has two assists to his name.

While NAC Breda boss Maurice Steijn claims there is no hidden agenda after dropping the striker, the player’s father told how a January move could be a good option.

Forest have been short of goals this season and manager Chris Hughton may wish to bring in a taller striker to work with Lyle Taylor and Lewis Grabban.

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The Reds, meanwhile, will no doubt hold fond memories for the van Hooijdonk family.

Wednesday, on the other hand, are desperate for added fire-power as the Owls look to preserve their Championship status come the end of the campaign.

Tony Pulis’s side recorded their first win in nine attempts as they narrowly defeated Coventry City at Hillsborough on Saturday. Goals, however, remain hard to come by.

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