Steven Berghuis – Feyenoord captain - Forward - 28 years old – 0.46p
2017/2018 season: 18 goals and 12 assists: Average rating of 7.81 on WhoScored and 7.95 on SofaScore.
2018/2019 season: 14 goals and 13 assists. Average rating of 7.91 on WhoScored and 8.09 on SofaScore. Most chances created in the Eredivisie with 117! Odegaard (110) Ziyech (106)
2019/2020 season so far: 16 goals and 7 assists. Average rating of 7.84 on WhoScored and 7.83 on Sofascore. Minimum of 11 games left to play this season.
Strengths according to WhoScored: Crossing, Passing, Key Passes, Set pieces, Finishing, Long Shots.
He was aggressively linked to PSV last summer with his agent Mino Raiola making a lot of noise about a transfer but Feyenoord refused to sell, wanting around 15-18m and Berghuis committed for another year to the club, despite being open to leaving. He has since gone on to score a hattrick against PSV (lol) and Feyenoord are currently ahead of them in the league in third place. His contract ends in 2022 so he will have 2 years left on his deal in the summer. He is a key player for Feyenoord, however this might be their last chance to get a big fee for him.
He has also been a regular in the Dutch squad leading up to Euro 2020 and is pushing for a place in the first team with injuries to key players. Not sure how likely he is to start but he should at least be on the plane.
I feel as though links to a bigger club will be inevitable in the summer and if he does move to a PB league, he has the style to perform well within the current matrix. Lots of shots, key passes, crosses, set pieces etc. He is a bit of a punt, but a researched one with the possibility of a lot of upside.
Worst case scenario, which is a possibility, he stays at Feyenoord for another year, his contract runs down another year and will be playing minimum Europa league football next season.