“Those Are Two Very Nice Clubs” – Dutch International Makes Frank Admission Amid Liverpool And Arsenal Links

Feyenoord goalkeeper Justin Bijlow has admitted that it would be hard to turn down Liverpool or Arsenal if the two clubs make bids for him this summer.

Reports in the Dutch media have claimed that both teams are interested in the 26-year-old and, when asked about the rumours, Bijlow replied:

“Those are two very nice clubs. Of course, it is always nice to be mentioned at big clubs. As I said, I’m ambitious. As long as I play for Feyenoord I will give everything for that and first I just want to focus on the Dutch team.”

Bijlow is currently with the Netherlands squad ahead of Euro 2024, having impressed under Arne Slot at Feyenoord this season.

Why are Liverpool interested in signing a keeper?

The Reds already have two very capable goalkeepers in Alisson Becker and Caoimhin Kelleher but the latter is expected to leave Anfield if a suitable offer is made over the coming months.

Speaking in a recent interview with The Athletic, the Republic of Ireland international said that he may have to move clubs to satisfy his ambition of being first-choice:

“It would be great if that happened at Liverpool, but I’m not silly. I know that Ali has been the best goalkeeper in the world for years. I’ve had such an amazing time at Liverpool. It’s been a crazy journey for me and one that I’ve absolutely loved. I love the club, I love the fans and I have a great relationship with the players and the staff. Whether it’s here at Liverpool or somewhere else, I do feel the next step for me is to be a No. 1.”

Would Bijlow be satisfied as a no.2?

Neither Liverpool nor Arsenal are believed to be looking to replace their current number ones so the Dutchman may ultimately decide that he is better off staying at Feyenoord.

Of course, with Slot replacing Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, Bijlow could yet be tempted by the prospect of playing under his former manager again so we shall see how this transfer story unfolds.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.