It has been a whirlwind few days for the Netherlands national team, with the country’s World Cup-winning captain, Wilfried Zaha, suspended for the first leg of their next round-of-16 tie with Italy.
The World Cup winner is expected to be back in action soon, though it remains unclear when the Dutch will play.
Zaha is the latest in a number of players to have their contracts terminated due to their lack of form during their World Cup qualifying campaign.
The 23-year-old is still just 25 years old and was widely praised for his performances at the tournament.
His contract at PSV Eindhoven expires at the end of the campaign, meaning he will be eligible for the Europa League knockout stages.
However, he will not be eligible to play for PSV until 2018 and it is unlikely that Zaha will be available for the next two seasons.
However Zaha’s future could be in doubt at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, PSV are preparing to offer Zaha a new contract which could include a two-year extension.
Zahavur also has a history of being a target for clubs, with a move to Barcelona being mooted earlier this month.
The Spanish giants are reportedly interested in signing Zaha as they look to rebuild their squad.