Tottenham may be in the process of securing a new feeder club in Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven amidst discussions.
Toon Gerbrands, the CEO of PSV Eindhoven, has recently revealed talks between the Dutch outfit and Tottenham Hotspur over the possibility of becoming a feeder club for the North-London side.
A feeder club can be very beneficial to both parties as a means of blooding youngsters abroad where they may struggle for game-time at Spurs. In theory, youth players can gain experience from the feeder club where the opportunity may not be available at their current club. Additionally, foreign players can gain work permits through the use of feeder clubs, as well as opening possible merchandising opportunities.
In an interview with Eindhoven Dagblad, Gerbrands said:
“There are sometimes players who we cannot pay, but top clubs can. If a deal is possible, we need to loan [them] and see if there are opportunities to benefit more from a sell on or good development than is the case now.”
“During the Champions League matches with Bayern Munich, we talked a lot with the officials at the club. However, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are open to this model and there are sometimes informal conversations with these clubs.”
PSV finished 3rd in the Eredivisie last season behind rivals Feyenoord and Ajax and subsequently missed out on a Champions League spot, qualifying for the Europa League instead. Playing in a reputable league such as the Dutch top-flight as well as football in the Europa League could be the ideal platform for Spurs youngsters to find their feet. But what do you think? Is this something the club should pursue?
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