How the stock of a player falls, that can be seen as to how Kevin Strootman’s career graph has dipped since he picked up that injury which kept him out of the 2014 World Cup. The Dutchman was expected to sign for Manchester United from Roma but that injury doused any flames of that happening and the 26-year-old has remained at the club ever since.
There is some good news though, it seems that he will get a chance to move away from the club and one Premier League side is leading the race to sign him. Everton are trying to sign the gifted midfielder even though Strootman only played five games in total last season and seven in the season prior to that.
If Everton do sign the midfielder up, it would surely be down to Ronald Koeman, who is revered in the Dutch footballing community and is one of the best managers in the Premier League. It might have been a surprise to see him switch from Southampton to Everton but the new ownership at the Toffees could be one reason why he did move to Merseyside.
Kevin Strootman coming to the club would be a masterstroke by the manager, it would not only mean that one of the best and most talented players would be joining the club but it would also signal the intent of Farhad Moshiri, the new owner of the club.
Getting the 26-year-old would also show that Everton mean business and that they will be trying to battle the other big clubs in the Premier League in trying to sign the stars. West Ham United under Slaven Bilic seem to be doing hat pretty well and if Everton can get the kind of signings that the Hammers have been able to bring into the club, it surely would mean great things for the future.
Thinking about the present, Strootman is the kind of player who can not only control the game but also pass the ball around extremely well from the middle of the park. The Dutch star might not have the pace and mobility he once possessed a few years ago but then again, Gareth Barry didn’t have that either and he has been one of Everton’s best players in recent seasons.
Strootman would also ensure that the Everton midfield would have quality for a few years to come and would ensure that the other clubs in the Premier League would take Everton much more seriously in the season coming up.