Doan deal for PSV

PSV Eindhoven
Southampton are reportedly poised to join the running to sign midfield starlet Ritsu Doan from Dutch Eredivisie outfit Groningen.

PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that a deal is in place for Japan international Ritsu Doan to join the club from Groningen.

The Dutch giants have earmarked the 21-year-old as the ideal replacement for Mexico star Hirving Lozano, who completed a move away from the Philips Stadion to join Napoli earlier this month.

Doan has impressed since joining Groningen back in 2017, as he has scored 16 goals and provided seven assists in his 66 appearances since arriving from Gamba Osaka and PSV have now confirmed that they have a deal in place to sign the attacking midfielder for between €7.5-8 million.

The youngster will now undergo a medical before completing the formalities of the deal later this week and he could be signed in time to feature in Sunday’s Eredivisie trip to the Venue Mandemakers Stadion to take on RKC Waalwijk.

Doan will become the eighth new arrival at PSV if he does complete his transfer, joining the likes of Bruma, Ibrahim Afellay and Kostas Mitroglou at the Eindhoven-based club.