VAN HOOIJDONK might be on his means again to English soccer and may even find yourself at Nottingham Forest.
Not the towering Dutch striker Pierre who fired Forest to promotion in 1997-98 earlier than infamously occurring strike, however his son Sydney.
Nottingham Forest are occupied with signing Sydney van Hooijdonk
The extremely rated 20-year-old has a clause in his contract permitting him to go away his membership Breda on a free switch within the New 12 months switch window.
He has refused to increase his deal and is now in search of a profession in England, which has alerted plenty of Championship golf equipment.
Sydney has scored eight occasions this season and offered two assists within the Dutch second tier.
The 6ft 3in entrance man has scored 15 targets from 22 begins and has made a further 21 substitute appearances for Breda, offering 4 assists in all.
He had a exceptional rise via the youth ranks at on the membership the place his father additionally loved two spells.
Sydney scored 35 occasions in 41 appearances for the under-18s earlier than breaking into the primary workforce squad.
It was in English soccer’s second tier the place Van Hooijdonk senior scored 29 targets in 42 league video games to fireplace Forest again into the highest flight on the first try in 1997-98.
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He was additionally voted the membership’s participant of the 12 months however then infamously went on strike firstly of the next season when Forest refused to promote him.
Van Hooijdonk claimed he had a verbal settlement with the supervisor Dave Basset to let him go if Forest acquired promoted
He lastly returned to complete the 1998-99 season – scoring six occasions – however couldn’t cease the membership from being relegated.
Having received the Scottish Cup with Celtic earlier than he moved to Forest, he went on to win extra honours – lifting the UEFA Cup with Feyenoord and two titles in Turkey with Fenerbache.
Now, his son is aiming to observe his father into English soccer as golf equipment begin to queue as much as land his signature.
Pierre van Hooijdonk performed for Nottingham Forest for 2 seasonsCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty