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Advocaat backing Roma's Strootman to join 'team of the calibre of Man Utd'

AZ Alkmaar boss Dick Advocaat is of the belief that AS Roma's Kevin Strootman will soon be joining a top club in Europe.

Advocaat managed the 23-year old Dutch midfielder at PSV Eindhoven last season so is well-versed to suggest that he will one day play for a club such as Manchester United with who he was linked in the recent summer transfer window.

"Strootman is a pure professional," Advocaat told Algemeen Dagblad.

"It frankly surprised me that he did not get to the absolute top last summer and was on the side a little.

"I do not think he will stay at Roma that long. If Kevin is at this level, he will be plucked away.

"And then it will be a team of the calibre of Manchester United."

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