Premier League duo get boost in pursuit of Atletico Madrid star

first_img Atletico Madrid and Uruguay star Cristian Rodriguez QPR and Sunderland have been boosted in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid ace Cristian Rodriguez after he was shunted further down the pecking order by the signing of Cani.The La Liga champions landed the 33-year-old on loan from Villarreal this week and now sources in Spain have indicated that could mean Rodriguez departs.The 29-year-old has been a peripheral figure for Atletico already this season playing just 63 minutes of league action so far and the arrival of Cani looks set to marginalise him further.But that could come as good news for both QPR and Sunderland who have been linked with January moves for the Uruguayan, who has been nicknamed ‘The Onion’.Spanish newspaper AS has suggested that the decision about a departure now rests with the player, who has started just 14 league games since arriving from Porto in May 2012. 1last_img read more

Southampton set to move for ‘the best player in the Dutch league’?

first_imgtalkSPORT’s Dutch football correspondent Marcel van der Kraan claims Feyenoord pair Jordy Clasie and Sven van Beek are on Southampton’s radar.Saints chief Ronald Koeman worked with the pair during his time at the Netherlands club, and is expected to launch a double offer for the duo in the summer.And Van der Kraan insists Clasie is one of the best players in the Eredivisie.“Ronald Koeman knows absolutely everything about two of the biggest gems at Feyenoord,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “They are the midfielder and the captain Jordy Clasie, and Sven van Beek.“Clasie is a sort of Cesc Fabregas player and, probably, the best player in the Dutch league.“I would think he would jump at the chance to re-join Koeman. It won’t be in the last few days of this window but I’m sure he will have a real go at getting him in the summer.“The other one is Sven van Beek, who is a brilliant 20-year-old defender. He’s very promising. It won’t be long before Koeman tries to get him as well.”Listen again to Marcel van der Kraan’s interview with Hawksbee and Jacobs and leave your thoughts on Jordy Clasie belowlast_img read more