PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord eyeing move for ex-Arsenal midfielder Dan Crowley after impressing at Willem II
- Dan Crowley left Arsenal for Willem II in 2017 in search of first-team football
- After ditching the wonderkid tag, he has thrived playing in the Dutch top tier
- PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord have been closely scouting the 21-year-old
- Midfielder has impressed this season, scoring three goals in last seven games
PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord have been closely scouting former Arsenal midfielder Dan Crowley with a view to a summer swoop after an impressive campaign with Willem II in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Still only 21, Coventry-born Crowley will have one year on his contract at the end of the season and is also attracting interest from clubs in Germany and several clubs in the Championship.
He moved to Holland to join Go Ahead Eagles on loan from Arsenal two years ago and joined Willem II in the summer of 2017.
Dan Crowley is carried on the shoulders of a Willem II fan after a recent win against AZ Alkmaar
Crowley (right) has impressed this season and both PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are keen
—-> 2015: Barnsley (loan)
—-> 2016: Oxford (loan)
—-> Go Ahead Eagles (loan)
2017-present: Willem II
—-> 2018: SC Cambuur (loan)
Crowley spent six months out on loan at SC Cambuur last season but has matured this season, broken through and has acquired plenty of first-team experience since establishing his place in the first-team.
He has scored three in his last seven appearances for Willem II who are aiming for a top-half finish after winning 3-2 at Feyenoord on their last outing before the international break.
Crowley, who won caps at youth level for both England and the Republic of Ireland, was tipped for the top when Arsenal prised him from Aston Villa at the age of 15.
Likened in style to Jack Wilshere, he joined Arsene Wenger’s first team squad on a pre-season tour in Singapore in 2015.
Loan spells at Barnsley and Oxford did not go to plan but he has escaped the expectations in Holland has got his career back on track away from the ‘wonderkid’ fuss and is commanding attention once again at a time when Premier League academy graduates are in demand across Europe.
Crowley started at Arsenal but has thrived since getting away from the ‘wonderkid’ fuss
He went on loan to League One Barnsley, and is now being looked at by Championship clubs