rodney kongolo in talks with heerenveen

11:00    18 Jul 2018

Rodney Kongolo
Manchester City youngster Rodney Kongolo is in talks over a move to Eredivisie club Heerenveen.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who joined City from the Feyenoord academy in March 2014, is expected to sign a permanent deal with the Dutch top flight club, although City may include a buy-back clause in the deal.

Kongolo, who is the brother of Huddersfield defender Terence Kongolo, has only 12 months left on his Manchester City contract.

A breakthrough to Pep Guardiola’s first team looks unlikely, and he will continue his career in the Eredivisie.

The Dutchman, who is of Congolese origin, spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers in League One, making 35 league appearances.

In other Eredivisie news, Manchester United have sold versatile defensive player Daley Blind to Ajax for a reported £18.1million fee.

United manager Jose Mourinho has paid tribute the Dutch player, who spent four years at Old Trafford: “I would like to say a big thank you to Daley Blind for everything he has done for the club since he joined in 2014,” the Portuguese told the club’s official website.

“I have to say, that in my 18 years of management, Daley is one of the most professional players, both on and off the pitch, that I have had the pleasure to work with.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish him all the very best as he re-joins his boyhood club, Ajax, and thank him from the bottom of my heart for his commitment and dedication over the past two seasons.”

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