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European club linked with Swansea City man



ADO Den Haag are hoping to sign Swansea City youngster Kees de Boer, reports Dutch outlet Voetbal Primeur.

De Boer, 19, is out-of-contract at Swansea in the summer. The Dutchman spent six years in the Ajax youth set-up before joining Swansea’s in 2017.

He’s yet to make his Championship debut for the club, but was handed his first-team debut in the EFL Cup this season by Steve Cooper.

De Boer has been one of the development team’s best performers over the past couple of seasons and many would’ve liked to see him given a chance in the Championship.

Now with clubs facing financial uncertainty, the likelihood of de Boer being offered a contract renewal at the club has decreased, but Den Haag could hand him a move back to Holland.

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The Dutch Eredivisie was voided last month, meaning there’ll be no champion or relegated teams. That saved Alan Pardew from an inevitable relegation in his first season in charge, but couldn’t prevent his ‘mutual exit’ from the club just days later.

So would de Boer be able to help the Dutch side fend off relegation next time round? The central midfield is still somewhat unknown by Swansea fans – he’s a creative-type player and a set-piece specialist but other than that, we’re yet to see how good de Boer really is.

The verdict

An Eredivisie move would be a huge step for de Boer. He’s a player who Swansea hold in high-regards and many fans will be disappointed if he’s released in the summer without ever getting a proper chance.

Den Haag could be a good fit for him too. They struggled under Pardew and got lucky with the season being void, and will be looking forward to a fresh start next time round.

Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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