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AZ find bargain after Saints terminate deal

22nd July 2019, 14:46 by Simon Barlow

Southampton have reportedly ripped up Jordy Clasie's contract and he looks set to sign for Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.

According to a report in Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Clasie will put pen to paper on a four-year deal with AZ in the next few days

Clasie initially joined Saints from Feyenoord back in 2015 on a five-year contract when former manager Ronald Koeman splashed out £8m on him.

The diminutive Dutchman went on to make a total of 25 appearances during his first season with the club but struggled to make an impact after Koeman's shock departure for Everton.

AZ director of football Max Huiberts hopes to conclude the signing of Clasie quickly, possibly on Monday, although he will not be instantly ready to make his debut.

"Jordy has trained with a small group apart from the Southampton first-team squad in recent weeks," he told Voetbal International. "So far he has not done a full pre-season."

He made 33 Eredivisie appearances on loan at Feyenoord last season.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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