According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf (via Inside Futbol), Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord have identified Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker as a potential “Plan B” for their transfer plans in the three remaining days of the winter transfer window.
Feyenoord’s primary target remains Oguzhan Ozyakup, who has seen little playing time in his last two seasons at Besiktas. But in case that pursuit fails, they might turn to Lewis Baker to shore up their midfield and ensure at least a third-place finish to match last season’s efforts.
Baker spent the first half of the season in Germany, but his loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf was cut short. He arrived with an option-to-buy, he left with a fractured relationship. So back to square one for the 24-year-old former Chelsea academy star.
The good thing for Baker would be that he played his best football while he was on loan in the Netherlands previously (2015-17). He played two seasons for Vitesse, and helped lead the team to their first ever Dutch Cup in their 125-year history.
Perhaps he will get a chance to replicate that success with Feyenoord, who are into the quarterfinals of said Cup after today’s 2-1 win over Fortuna Sittard.