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Potential Irish Recruit Dan Crowley Attracting Interest From Dutch Giants

(L-R) Vangelis Pavlidis of Willem II, Daniel Crowley of Willem II, Pol Llonch of Willem II, Simon Gustafson of FC Utrecht during the Dutch Eredivisie match between FC Utrecht and Willem II Tilburg at the Galgenwaard Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are reportedly eyeing up a move for potential Irish recruit Dan Crowley following his excellent performances for Willem II this season.

According to the Daily Mail, the two clubs have been scouting Crowley closely as they look to bring the 21-year old in over the Summer.

Crowley has been in excellent form for fellow Dutch club Willem II this season scoring six times and racking up 10 assists which have helped his side reach the KNVB cup final.

The 21-year-old also recently expressed his desire to represent the Republic of Ireland at international level outlining that he would be applying for a transfer from England to Ireland.

“I’ve kept in touch with the FAI scout, Mark O’Toole, over the years and he knows I’d love a call-up,” he told John Fallon of the Independent.

“I’ve asked the FAI to process the transfer. I’ll wait for my clearance to come through and would be delighted to be part of the Ireland squad for the Euro 2020 campaign if selected.”

“I had a strong Irish upbringing and spent most of my childhood summers playing sports in Tramore, Co Waterford,” added Crowley.

“Ireland was always the team I supported at international level. I was young at the time but I remember crying my eyes out when Spain won that penalty shoot-out at the 2002 World Cup.”

The report also outlined that Crowley’s displays have been attracting interest from Germany as well as a host of Championship clubs as he continues to rebuild his career after being released by Arsenal.

Crowley’s international transfer had not been completed in time for Ireland’s qualifiers in March but he could be selected by McCarthy for June’s games should the paperwork be finished.

McCarthy outlined last month that Noel King had made him aware of the 21-year old and explained that he would be going to see him in the Dutch cup final in May.

“Our International Department are sorting Danny’s paperwork. Noel King brought him to my attention when I got the job and will have a look at Danny with Willem ll before I go to see him for myself when he plays against Ajax in the Dutch Cup Final in Rotterdam on May 5th.”

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