Cottagers check on Strootman
Fulham are reported to be tracking FC Utrecht and Dutch international midfielder Kevin Strootman.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 04/04/11 10:27pm
Fulham are reported to be tracking FC Utrecht midfielder Kevin Strootman.
Reports emanating from Holland claim Mark Hughes' side are keeping tabs on Strootman as they weigh up a summer move for the 21-year-old.
Fulham scouts are believed to have watched Strootman in action for Utrecht against ADO Den Haag on Sunday.
Strootman only joined Utrecht from Sparta Rotterdam during the January transfer window and he has impressed during his time at the club.
The highly-rated midfielder won his first cap for Holland in the friendly against Austria in February and is regarded as one of the best young players in Eredivisie.
Utrecht are unlikely to welcome any interest from Fulham in Strootman as the player was seen as ready-mate replacement for Michael Silberbauer at the club, with the Danish international expected to leave Utrecht at the end of the season.