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Trio Of Dutch Clubs Interested In Pelle Clement

He has featured just once for Reading this season.

Reading v Crystal Palace - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Following the departures of Roy Beerens, Joey van den Berg and Danzell Gravnberch, Pelle Clement is all of what is left of the ‘Dutch Revolution’ at Reading, but now it seems that he too could be off.

According to Fox Netherlands, Eredivisie sides PEC Zwolle, Willem II and FC Utrecht are all interested in taking the 22-year-old back to his homeland following his opportunities being limited in Berkshire.

Having made four appearances for the Ajax senior team, Clement signed for Reading in June 2017, and featured 29 times in all competitions last season, showing his impressive versatility to playing multiple positions from left-back to centre forward. In March, he earned a call-up to the Netherlands Under-21 squad for the first time.

However this season his only appearance to date came in the Carabao Cup clash against Birmingham, whilst he was named on the bench for the first three league fixtures of the campaign.

Speaking after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, Paul Clement said of his son Pelle:

“We’re talking to Pelle about the current situation. He might go but he might not.

“If Pelle stays I would be happy if he stayed here.

“It might be a bit of a struggle for him in the short term but I think it’s an environment where he can learn and progress.

“He just has to think about whether he wants to roll his sleeves up and go for that challenge or if he’s really keen on playing regularly in the short term.”

So it seems as though the versatile midfielder may well have a future at the Madejski Stadium but not necessarily straight away. He’s got until the European transfer window closes on Friday to decide where he wants to be playing his football.