Top Dutch Eredivisie club eye up Bohemians and Ireland under-21 star Danny Mandroiu

Sat, Jul 25 2020

Mandroiu has scored three times so far this season after netting 11 times in his maiden campaign with Bohs. Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Eredivisie side FC Twente are keeping tabs on Bohemians and Republic of Ireland under-21 star Danny Mandroiu ahead of the new Dutch season in September.

The Enschede-based club, who finished 14th in the 18-team league after it was curtailed due to the Coronavirus, have marked the Dubliner out as a potential signing for the 2020/21 season.

No approach has yet been made to the club for the former Brighton & Hove Albion playmaker, but understands that they have been keeping tabs on the youngster.

It's unlikely the Phibsboro club will let Mandroiu - who is contracted to the end of this season - go for less than six figures.

The 21-year-old has scored three goals in five games this season – tied for third top scorer in the league – after netting 11 times in his maiden season for the Gypsies.

He netted a spectacular long-range winner for Keith Long’s side in a 2-1 win over Dublin Derby rivals Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park in June of 2019 and was named PFAI Young Player of the Year.

The Ballymun native has been a staple in the Ireland under-21 set-up in the qualifying campaign for Euro 2021, starting for Stephen Kenny’s side in the 3-1 win away to Sweden.


Mandroiu limped off after 19 minutes of Bohs’ 3-1 friendly win over Longford Town on Friday night after appearing to catch his studs awkwardly in the turf.

The midfielder walked unaided to the dressing room, which will reassure fans ahead of Bohs’ League of Ireland restart away to Cork City on Sunday, August 2nd.