Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven have revealed that they have held informal discussions with Premier League champions Chelsea and other Premier League clubs about becoming a feeder club.
PSV’s general manager Toon Gerbrands told Dutch media outlet ED that PSV plans to cooperate with big teams for young players that PSV cannot afford themselves and are not ready for the Premier League yet.
If a deal is agreed with Chelsea or any Premier League club, PSV will scout players, then set up a deal with Chelsea who buys the player, which they loan out to PSV and let the player grow in the Dutch league for a couple of seasons.
When asked whether PSV had spoken to clubs about linking up, Gerbrands told ED: “In the Champions League matches against Bayern Munich, we talked a lot with the leadership of the club.
“However, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are open to this model and there are some informal discussions with these clubs. With other clubs we can switch.
“The lines are short, but whether this summer a transaction is concluded in this way, I can not predict. It is a possibility and this is for us a model where there’s a future.”