Ziyech on his way to Saudi Arabia – Kroos stays at Madrid for tenth season
Kroos enters tenth season at Real Madrid
Midfielder Toni Kroos has extended his expiring contract at Real Madrid for another year. The German is entering his tenth season at the club and won 20 prizes with Real, including the Champions League four times.
The 33-year-old Kroos played 417 duels for the Royal and accounted for 27 goals and 89 assists.
Conteh leaves Feyenoord
Striker Christian Conteh is leaving Feyenoord after playing only two official matches. The German striker’s one-year contract has been terminated by mutual agreement with immediate effect, reports the national champion. The 23-year-old Conteh is thus free to look for a new club.
Conteh, who transferred from FC St. Pauli to Feyenoord in 2020, failed to become a regular at the Rotterdammers partly due to injuries. He was successively rented out to SV Sandhausen, FC Dordrecht and Dynamo Dresden in recent seasons.
Spierings: still prefer France to PSV
PSV can forget about the arrival of Stijn Spierings. The midfielder is about to sign with RC Lens.
Spierings (27) won the French Cup with Toulouse last season. His contract expired there, so he could look for a new club free of transfer fees. In Lens next season, Spierings is assured of Champions League soccer.
Daughter Sarina Wiegman signs pro contract with ADO Den Haag
Lauren Glotzbach and Anne van Egmond have signed their first professional contract with the women of ADO Den Haag. Both players move on from ADO’s Umpires’ team, the club where they went through their entire youth training.
The 19-year-old Glotzbach does not have her soccer talent from a stranger: she is the daughter of Sarina Wiegman, former international, former national coach of the Dutch women and currently national coach of European champion England. Her father, Martin Glotzbach, is coach of ADO’s Girls Under-17.
Wiegman herself received a visit from none other than Prince William at England’s training camp on Tuesday. She was presented with a royal award, because of her achievements for English women’s soccer. The 53-year-old Wiegman may now call herself a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and put the letters CBE after her name.
De Rooij gone as coach soccer players PSV
Rick de Rooij is no longer trainer of the soccer players of PSV. The Eindhoven club reports to end the cooperation with the Helmonder “by mutual agreement.” PSV gave no reason.
De Rooij had been coach of PSV’s women’s team since December 2020. Before that, he had several youth teams under his care. “I gave everything for two and a half years to lift the women’s team to a higher level. Together we experienced great highlights with the cup win and qualifying rounds for European soccer,” De Rooij said.
Assistant Ben van Dael has been appointed interim coach until a decision has been made on how to fill the position heading into next season, PSV reported.
Oosting takes assistants Uneken and German to FC Twente
Joseph Oosting, FC Twente’s new head coach, will once again be assisted by Peter Uneken and Sander Duits starting next season. The pair also assisted Oosting last season at RKC Waalwijk.
Jeffrey de Visscher, Sander Boschker and Davey de Jonge will remain on Twente’s technical staff as assistant coach, goalkeeper coach and video analyst, respectively.
Chelsea pay 60 million for Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
Chelsea have strengthened with French striker Christopher Nkunku. The 10-time international of ‘Les Bleus’ comes over for reportedly 60 million euros from RB Leipzig, where he was voted best player of the Bundesliga in the 2021-2022 season.
Nkunku scored 23 goals for Leipzig last season and was even more prolific with 35 goals in all competitions a year earlier. The striker has played for Leipzig since 2019, which acquired him from Paris Saint-Germain.
FC Basel removes defender from ADO Den Haag
Swiss top club FC Basel has acquired defender Finn van Breemen from premier league club ADO Den Haag. The 20-year-old central defender has signed until mid-2027 in Switzerland.
Van Breemen made his debut in ADO’s first team more than a year ago. He played, spread over two seasons, nineteen league games and three cup matches for the Hague club.
FC Basel finished fifth in the Swiss league last season.
‘Kluivert on Bournemouth wish list’
Premier League club Bournemouth have Justin Kluivert high on their wish list, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano The 24-year-old striker is under contract with AS Roma, but played on a rental basis for Valencia last season. Previously, the striker was leased by the Italian club to RB Leipzig and OGC Nice. Bournemouth would like to acquire Kluivert permanently. The club finished fifteenth in the Premier League last season.
At Valencia, Kluivert reached 26 games, in which he scored six goals.
Should the transfer materialize, Kluivert will become the first Dutchman to have played in Europe’s five major leagues.