Twente Eyes £2.5 Million Summer Move for Dutch Striker Sam Lammers

Twente is reportedly gearing up for a £2.5 million bid to secure the services of Dutch striker Sam Lammers. The move comes after a failed attempt last year when Lammers opted for a £3.5 million move to Rangers instead.

Lammers, currently on loan at Utrecht, has been in scintillating form, contributing significantly to Utrecht’s club-record 14-match unbeaten run. This impressive streak includes a recent victory against third-placed Twente over the weekend.

With Twente comfortably sitting five points clear in third place and eyeing Champions League qualifiers next season, reports from the Netherlands suggest the club is keen on reigniting their interest in Lammers during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Twente had pursued Lammers during his Atalanta days, but the striker chose Rangers, a move that eventually proved disastrous. The loan spell at Utrecht, however, doesn’t include an option to buy, and Twente’s superior financial standing puts them in a favorable position to secure the 26-year-old forward.

Former NAC Breda star turned Dutch TV pundit, Kees Luijckx, lauded Lammers’ recent performance against Twente, stating, “Sam Lammers is very important for the team. Not only for his goals but also the way Utrecht wants to play football. Lammers is simply a fantastic asset for Utrecht.”

Reflecting on his surprise loan move from Rangers, Lammers commented last week, saying, “It was unexpected when I was told I could go on loan because it was after a period with a lot of playing time. I had signed a four-year contract in Scotland with the intention of staying in the same place for a long time.”

Despite the unexpected turn of events, Lammers expressed his commitment to making an impact during his loan spell at Utrecht. He highlighted the decisive action taken by Utrecht and positive conversations with technical director Jordy Zuidam and manager Ron Jans as pivotal factors influencing his decision to join the club.