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AZ coach Slot confirms talks with Southampton midfielder Clasie

AZ Alkmaar are set to snap up Southampton midfielder Jordy Clasie.

De Telegraaf says the Dutchman has agreed a four-year contract with AZ.

It's now down to AZ football chief Max Huiberts to reach terms over a fee with Southampton for Clasie. They see him as a replacement for Adam Maher, who has just left for FC Utrecht.

AZ coach Arne Slot revealed: "We could have solved it internally, but we also thought that Jordy as a football player has many similarities with the 'Maher type'. A good football player, strong and physically fit."

The trainer has already spoken to Clasie by telephone.

“It was mostly about football. About the way we play, the way I look at him. I indicated to him what his role could be, how he could function within our group. Jordy was enthusiastic."

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