Koeman looks to Schalke star

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Feyenoord have reportedly targeted Schalke midfielder Simon Cziommer to replace the heavily injured Nicky Hofs.

Coach Erwin Koeman has been deprived of his young star after he snapped a cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly, and is now keen to bring in reinforcements.

Koeman has reputedly identified Cziommer as a potential replacement for the 22-year-old after he impressed in Dutch football with Twente last season.

The 24-year-old spent 18 months with the side after failing to break into the first-team reckoning with Schalke, and could now be set to return to De Eredivisie.

Feyenoord will be looking to provide a more sustained challenge to PSV Eindhoven this season, and capturing a replacement midfielder could prove key to Koeman's hopes.