There are no prizes for guessing that scoring goals are going to be a problem for Feyenoord this season, besides obvious issues in defence it is up front where an answer or two are still to be found. Various names have been linked from all over Europe but maybe it is time to start thinking from a different angle and outside of the box. It is also clear that for now money is an issue so loan options are top of the list. As a result, Andries Oosterveen has suggested some options which could be bought in or on loan and all are different in a variety of ways. The big questions to Martin Van Geel and Fred Rutten is how many strikers are you looking for and what type of strikers are you looking for?
Joel Campbell (Arsenal and Costa Rica)
At 22 years of age this young striker was able to show glimpses of his natural talent at the recent World Cup. He may not be tall but he loves to run with the ball at his feet and is good at shielding it from the opposition. Added with his dribbling skills he is useful in pulling players especially defenders out of position and bringing team mates into play. He can also be used as a winger and is also very unselfish i.e. a team player. His assists and goal to game ratio for his age is solid and in time will only get better. He is also a relatively unknown quantity and would complement the pacey wingers that Feyenoord operate with.
Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders and USA)
Can play in midfield and up front as the main striker or with a partner and is no stranger to followers of the MLS or Premier League. His goal to game ration needs no introduction and is very useful in the air. Tough, tenacious and a fighter are other of his attributes and also has the ability to run and dribble with the ball. Some fire, drive and passion is possibly also what Feyenoord need up front to. He is also prone to shooting from long distance and knows where the goal is.
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow and Nigeria)
No stranger to the Eredivisie as between 2010 and 2012 he had a spell with VVV Venlo where he played 37 games and scored 8 goals but he has developed since then. Another young player who had a good Brazil World Cup where his two goals against Argentina surely raised a few eyebrows. Feyenoord fans will remember his two goals against them in 2011 which help save the club from relegation. He is small but pacey and very comfortable with the ball. When an opportunity to shoot in or around the penalty box arises he is not afraid to take a chance.
In the end whatever decisions are made I am certain it will be an interesting one which will create a fair bit of debate. Sadly this is the situation that Feyenoord finds itself in until the new stadium is built and the debts have been paid off.