Pierre van Hooijdonk and Rafael van der Vaart are very fond of Milan van Ewijk. The 22-year-old right back of sc Heerenveen is heading for a top transfer abroad, according to Van Hooijdonk, although he would prefer that Van Ewijk be retained for the Eredivisie.
According to Van Hooijdonk, Xavi Simons was ‘in the pocket’ of ‘the very best man in the field’ during the match between PSV and Heerenveen (3-3). He was referring to Milan van Ewijk. “He stood head and shoulders above it. Yes, my son was also on the field, but I particularly enjoyed Van Ewijk,” said Van Hooijdonk on Sunday evening Studio Football.
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“This is another proof that the top clubs in the Netherlands have been sleeping. This boy will also be sold for a lot of money this summer,” the former attacker predicted. “He’s no longer in the range of the Dutch clubs, I think unfortunately. His drive forward, power and speed… He has played everything this season, is very decisive, has scored a number of goals and is very short, you saw that with Simons today.”
Van der Vaart called himself a ‘huge fan’ of the fullback. “When you’re watching you think of Dumfries, but he already has soft feet. That sounds like he’s better, but of course Dumfries has his whole body too. He has a positive attitude, it makes me happy to see him. see it play.” Van Hooijdonk: “That’s why I think it’s a pity that this boy will soon leave the Netherlands behind.” Van Ewijk came over from ADO Den Haag for almost six hundred thousand euros in 2021 and played 75 official matches for Heerenveen. ADO has a resale percentage of twenty percent.