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Jerdy Schouten is compared to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong by Tottenham icon Rafael van der Vaart

Bologna midfielder Jerdy Schouten is compared to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong by Tottenham and Holland icon Rafael van der Vaart ‘amid interest from London rivals West Ham and Arsenal’

Premier League target Jerdy Schouten, 25, has been compared to Frenkie de Jong by Holland hero Rafa van der Vaart.

West Ham and Arsenal are among the English clubs interested in Schouten – who made his international debut against Wales this week.

The midfielder could leave Bologna this summer with growing interest in him from all over Europe.

Jerdy Schouten provided an assist in his most recent appearance for the Netherlands against Wales

Jerdy Schouten provided an assist in his most recent appearance for the Netherlands against Wales

Schouten would seriously consider joining an English club this summer, although a number of clubs in Italy are also interested.

Schouten left Exelsior in 2019 for Bologna

Schouten left Exelsior in 2019 for Bologna

And former Tottenham attacker Van der Vaart applauds his compatriot and compares Schouten with Barcelona midfielder De Jong.

‘He is really someone for the future, that is the quality of Frenkie de Jong’, says Van der Vaart.

‘Frenkie de Jong is of course of a different level, but you can see his high potential splashing away from him. It’s great to see him.’

De Jong could also be on the move this summer and has been the subject of high profile interest from Premier League giants Manchester United.

Sportsmail previously revealed that United was trying to acquire its services for around £45 million plus add-ons.

Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong is about to sign with Manchester United this summer

Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong is about to sign with Manchester United this summer

The 25-year-old Barcelona midfielder has reportedly 'gave the green light' to the United deal

The 25-year-old Barcelona midfielder has reportedly ‘gave the green light’ to the United deal

The Red Devils have not yet made a ‘final offer’, but Barcelona does not want to give in to their asking price and only sees the Dutchman for the ‘right price’.

Schouten started the game against the Welsh and assisted his country’s opener for Teun Koopmeiners before finally being replaced by De Jong.

The Netherlands won the Nation League game 2-1 thanks to an injury time winner from Burnley striker Wout Weghorst.



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