Cole Bassett could be headed to the Dutch Eredivisie as reports have come out that Feyenoord is near a deal with Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids to sign the midfielder on loan.

According to a report from Dutch soccer publication Voetbal International, the deal would be an 18-month loan with an option to sign him permanently. Another report said both parties are in advanced talks.

There has been interest from European clubs for the 20-year-old. The most recent came last year when Portuguese giants Benfica wanted to sign him, but he decided to decline the offer to remain with the Rapids for their MLS Cup push.

Bassett’s performances at club level saw him earn a call up to the U.S. men’s national team in December. He would come off the bench in his debut to score the game-winner in the 1-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina in December last year.

Feyenoord is a 15-time winner of the Dutch Eredivisie. They are currently in third place in standings, four points behind leaders PSV.

By Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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