psv, >my club, decided to build a statue of none other than memphis depay
humiliate me. taking orders
>a few of you players get taken in by the cops after a bar fight
>a few weeks later you decide to build a statue to Memepiss Depay
YOU WON A CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FFS
not Ruud Gullit
not Eric Gerets
not Luc Nilis
not van Bommel
but fucking memephis, who is an altidore, afonso alves tier flop over here
Explain yourself holland
He isn't getting a statue you idiots, that news article is wrong
He's getting a showcase in a museum-type hall within the stadium, literally just a wall with his timeline from joining PSV as a youth player to becoming Dutch champions with them
who is the next eredivisie goat?
i mean like suarez level or le cut inside man etc not altidore or memepiss or babel where they suck.
I guess Riechedly Bazoer, Jetro Willems, Rick Karsdorp or Donny van Beek
not too much talent from abroad in the ED right now. Dutch teams have been taking less and less risks on exotic foreigners lately.
Ajax is sperging out, FC Twente is kill because of debts, Feyenoord is just hoarding in old guys and the rest is just carrying on.
PSV is trying to improve their youth systems though.
no we just have crazy strict financial rules. You really notice it in Football Manager (the game) for instance. From day one teams will start buying crazy amounts of brazilians and argentinians because they're so healthy financially. There is a minimum wage for non-EU players which is about 100K per month or so, but that's the only rule. The eredivisie was always a very well regulated and comfy league with great facilities, that's why a lot of non Dutch players used to come to the Netherlands to develop. I guess the standard is rising across the board so there isn't really a direct need to come here anymore. There are plenty of decent players here though which will make an attractive move to a bigger league. That Norwegian Henriksen lad from AZ for instance. But no real Zlatans or Suarezes
>Dutch teams have been taking less and less risks on exotic foreigners lately.
Groningen just signed Alexander Sorloth, a 20 year old Norwegian kid, literally an improved version of Odegaard. Exotic enough
Was injured for about 20 seasons, only just getting back now
we wont see another suarez/zlatan/robben for a while. they were all amazing from the start and we knew they'd become stars, but i don't see any players who are like that right now (at least not forwards, there's some good midfielders though).
i always had doubts of depay because he never delivered in the national team, unlike the great players before him.
LETS GO DEEPER
big talents under 19
van de Beek
did i miss anyone
There is no explanation, I'm confused as well.
The reason according to PSV TV is:
Depay is the embodiment of our youth academy success.
Which is weird because he flopped.