Wednesday, 26th June, 2013

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Stijn Schaars may soon find himself returning to his home country of Holland as Eredivisie stalwarts PSV Eindhoven are pondering a swoop for the player.

The 29-year-old Dutch international has found himself out of the first team at the Estadio Jose Alvalade because of persistent injuries through the 2012/13 campaign, resulting in him getting only seven league starts for the Portuguese club.

But it is believed that PSV Eindhoven have a plan in rescuing Schaars’ declining career by giving him a chance to reboot his game at the Phillips Stadion, with Portuguese daily A Bola saying a deal between the two clubs is near completion.

PSV Eindhoven’s offer, should Sporting Lisbon agree to it and Schaars subsequently accept it, will see the midfielder play for the Dutch heavyweights for three years.


Schaars would be no greenhorn when he returns to Holland. Indeed, he made his name there, playing under the colours of mainstay Dutch top flight clubs Vitesse and AZ Alkmaar, making a total 216 appearances in his time at the Eredivisie, scoring 16 goals along the way.

Schaars’ current deal with Sporting Lisbon is set to expire in 2014.

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