Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven have claimed to have held ‘informal’ talks with Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea over the possibility of becoming a feeder club to one of the sides.
In a bid to be able to compete amongst the best around Europe, PSV would buy players and sell them to one of the aforementioned Premier League teams; the player would then be loaned back to the Dutch side for a couple of seasons in order to improve before his move to England.
Premier League champions Chelsea have already taken advantage of the loan system around Europe – sending out many of their prodigies around the continent to get some game time under their belt.
Meanwhile, Manchester City’s owners also own other franchises across the world, in places such as the United States, Australia and Uruguay, meaning the club already have good relations away from Britain.
PSV’s general manager Toon Gerbrands says that the club may have some sort of deal worked out soon, after claiming that the Premier League teams in question seem open to the idea of the model:
”In the Champions League matches against Bayern Munich, we talked a lot with the leadership of the club.” Gerbrands told Dutch media outlet ED.
“However, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are open to this model and there are some informal discussions with these clubs. With other clubs we can switch.
“The lines are short, but whether this summer a transaction is concluded in this way, I can not predict. It is a possibility and this is for us a model where there’s a future.”