PSV boss Roger Schmidt admits he ‘expects’ in-demand Holland stars Denzel Dumfries and Donyell Malen to leave this summer after starring roles at Euro 2020
- Denzel Dumfries and Donyell Malen had strong Euro 2020 summer for Holland
- Despite their nation’s last-16 exit, both players raised their value at club level
- Real Madrid and Bayern eyeing Dumfries, Dortmund and Liverpool want Malen
- PSV manager Roger Schmidt thinks both men will leave the club this summer
Roger Schmidt believes he’s seen the last of Denzel Dumfries and Donyell Malen in PSV shirts after the pair’s Euro 2020 performances, as interested clubs circle.
Dumfries was one of the group stages’ breakout stars this summer after two goals and an assist for Holland, while Malen setup two goal for the men in orange before crashing out to the Czech Republic in the last-16.
The 22-year-old winger is reportedly being considered as a replacement for Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund, with Liverpool also looking to strengthen their front-line. Meanwhile, Dumfries is linked with giants Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Denzel Dumfries and Donyell Malen’s strong Euro 2020 summers have attracted interest
Both players are key men at PSV but look set to leave the club this summer after good seasons
Malen lashed in 27 goals for PSV last season while Dumfries was a mainstay at right-back but Schmidt – a former Bayer Leverkusen boss – expects to lose the talents this summer.
‘I no longer expect them to return to De Herdgang (PSV’s training ground),’ Schmidt told Algemeen Dagblad.
‘It was already clear after last season that they wanted to take a step abroad. I still expect that.
‘If there is no transfer, we will look at it again. It will be a challenge in terms of fitness. That goes for Dumfries and Malen, but also for Cody Gakpo.
PSV boss Roger Schmidt has admitted he expects he’ll have to adjust to the pair’s absence
Dumfries bagged goals against Ukraine and Austria, putting himself on a few club’s wish lists
‘They will only join later and will now have to stay fit individually. It would of course be good for us if they are there, then we have more options.’
Malen had spells in Ajax and Arsenal’s academy before graduating from PSV’s under-21 side into the senior game, and has become the latest high-scoring young forward to be nurtured in the Eredivisie.
Dumfries, who captains PSV at 25-years-old, scored against Ukraine and Austria at the Euros and could be in demand with wing-backs becoming increasingly crucial at club level.
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