Sacha Kljestan's impressive performance in Beijing -- three starts, a well-taken goal against the Netherlands -- seems to have attracted several European suitors. Recently, his agent said they are looking at several offers.
A source told Goal.com on Tuesday that a Dutch Eredivisie side is particularly interested, however, the source would not confirm for Goal.com which team.
Going to Holland would make a lot of sense for Kljestan. The Chivas USA midfielder does not have the requisite caps for the U.S. national yeam to get his work permit to play in England, and he is perhaps not ready for one of the other big leagues in Europe. And besides, despite his being an Arsenal fan, his style is more suited to a possession league like the Eredivisie rather than the EPL, something he readily admits.
"I would really enjoy Spain or Italy or Germany," Kljestan told the Los Angeles Times earlier this month. "I think those three are not only top-flight leagues with some great teams but also fit my style of play. I feel like in Spain my technical ability would help a lot. In Germany, there are some really good players and it's a really strong league from top to bottom, so that's cool. Italy is obviously a very strong league as well."
A hard-charging, attack-first type of player, the 22-year-old Kljestan has been with Chivas his entire professional career. In 73 appearances, including 72 starts, he has scored nine goals and posted 24 assists.
Aside from his Olympic experience, Kljestan has six caps for the full U.S. team. He was on the bench for the Americans' recent 1-0 win over Guatemala in World Cup qualifying.