For the time being no Pascal Struijk as Red Devil: “His heart seems to be with the Netherlands”

Voorlopig geen Pascal Struijk als Rode Duivel: “Zijn hart lijkt bij Nederland te liggen”

The French promise Adrien Truffert (19) is indeed followed by the Belgian Football Association, but the Dutch defender Pascal Struijk seems to be a track without result.

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“It seems that Struijk’s heart lies with the Netherlands,” national coach Robert Martinez tells La Dernière Heure. “You have to respect that, even if his profile is interesting to us. I don’t want to create a war between federations. He will therefore not be in my selection. However, this does not mean that his file is closed. ”

Struijk has the Dutch nationality, but was born in Deurne and recently applied for a Belgian passport. The 21-year-old Leeds United center-back was followed by Martinez in view of the Red Devils’ World Cup qualifying matches against Wales and the Czech Republic.

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The national coach did confirm that Rennes player Adrien Truffert is being followed. “Yes, I have looked at Truffert and talked to him, but nothing is concrete yet. That was only the first step. Whether he will be part of my upcoming squad? I think that will be too soon. ”

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