Wednesday, 10th July, 2013
Newcastle United have had a bid rejected for PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet, with the Eredivisie side keen to hold on to the 22-year-old, according to Dutch daily Eindhovens Dagblad.
Zoet has been spending time on loan at RKC Waalwijk since 2011, but has returned to the Philips Stadion this summer.
He has garnered interest from another Premier League club in Sunderland, who sold Simon Mignolet to Liverpool, and it appears their rivals Newcastle have also woken up to the player.
The Magpies have had a £2m bid turned down by PSV, who have reared Zoet’s talents from his youth-academy days.
Zoet himself is set for talks with PSV over a possible extension to his current contract, as the goalkeeper has a year left on his deal, with an additional season should it be needed.
PSV technical director Marcel Brands has highlighted Zoet as a future prospect for the Dutch giants, and it remains to be seen if the Magpies can offer a better deal.
If Zoet does go over to England, he will still remain second to Tim Krul at Newcastle, whilst Sunderland will ideally look to Vito Mannone as their number one, the Italian having been bought over from Arsenal.
During his two years with RKC Waalwijk, Zoet turned out 77 times in all competitions, while he kept seven clean sheets during 33 appearances last season.
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