‘Heitinga gets decision by Wednesday at the latest’ – ‘Bayern coach Tuchel calls Declan Rice’

‘Heitinga gets decision by Wednesday at the latest’ – ‘Bayern coach Tuchel calls Declan Rice’

‘Bayern coach Tuchel calls wanted Declan Rice’

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice is wanted. According to Sky, one of the clubs with interest in the 24-year-old Englishman is Bayern Munich. In fact, Thomas Tuchel is said to have already called Rice to discuss a transfer. The England international is also in the interest of major English clubs.

Rice played earlier this month with his club West Ham against AZ. The two-game draw in the Conference League earned the English a spot in the final. That final is next Wednesday against Fiorentina. So it could easily be Rice’s last game for the club.

Ten Hag wants reinforcements: ‘Have to invest’

Erik ten Hag has stated several times in recent days that he thinks Manchester United should pull out the purse strings to get new players this summer. Because despite his team being on the right track, more is needed to really attack the top. “If you want to compete in this league, you have to invest,” Ten Hag said.

After the last league game he already hinted at several summer purchases, in an interview in The Times he repeated that call this Monday. Ten Hag says that all the clubs that want to compete for Champions League places strengthened considerably last winter. Ten Hag had to make do with mercenaries such as Wout Weghorst.

In particular, the striker position needs to be strengthened, says the Dutch manager. Who finished third in the Premier League with Man United and plays the FA Cup final against Manchester City next weekend.

Scotland’s vice-top scorer must help Groningen get goals

FC Groningen is interested in 31-year-old Kevin van Veen, RTV Noord reports. The Dutch striker scored 25 goals last season in the Scottish Premiership for Motherwell. Only Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic scored more goals at the highest Scottish level (27).

Van Veen has a special history. He did not break through in the Netherlands with Helmond Sport and then returned to the amateurs and went to work as a plasterer. He did that top TOP Oss offered him a new chance. At that club, Van Veen earned a transfer to English side Scunthorpe United, which was then operating at England’s third professional level.

That club also loaned him to Cambuur for a short time, but there his goal production stopped. Then Van Veen ended up in Scotland again via Scunthorpe and Northampton. Now relegated Groningen wants to snatch him away in the hunt for promotion to the Premier League.

PSV reports to Spierings’ agent

Toulouse’s good play is likely to earn not only Branco van den Boomen, but also Stijn Spierings a transfer. According to both VI and the Eindhovens Dagblad, PSV have reported to Spierings’ agent.

The 27-year-old former Sparta and RKC Waalwijk player is transfer-free and thus an interesting target. Several clubs are said to be interested.

Spierings is a base player at the French club. Before his time in France, Spierings also played for Levski Sofia.

Ajax gets ‘proud’ Branco van den Boomen

Midfielder Branco van den Boomen will play for Ajax next season. The Amsterdam club has committed the midfielder until the 2026/2027 season. “I am very happy that we were able to capture him, he could choose from a lot of clubs,” said technical director Sven Mislintat on Ajax’s club channel.

Van den Boomen played in youth at Ajax and made his debut in professional soccer at Jong Ajax. He then played in the Netherlands for FC Eindhoven, SC Heerenveen and De Graafschap. Van den Boomen is especially proud to play at Ajax again. “I am proud of myself and proud that I can come and play at this beautiful club again. The biggest club in the Netherlands.”

The past three seasons the 27-year-old midfielder played in France with Toulouse. With that club he became champion at the second level. Last season, he won the French Cup with Toulouse.

Van den Boomen’s contract expires this summer, so he comes to Amsterdam free of charge.

Kayleigh Williams