‘Kluivert to sign with Bournemouth’ – Vreman back as trainer De Graafschap
‘Cerny almost from Wolfsburg’
Vaclav Cerny’s transfer from FC Twente to VfL Wolfsburg is as good as complete, reports including the Wolfsburger Allgemeine. The flank attacker is said to be currently already in the German city and, if both clubs are in final agreement, will sign a four-year contract.
Cerny scored 15 goals and provided 13 assists in 41 games last season.
‘Kluivert will sign with Bournemouth’
Justin Kluivert will undergo a medical at Bournemouth on Friday. If that examination goes well, the Dutch striker will sign a contract until the summer of 2028.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League club will pay a fee of around 11 million euros to AS Roma, excluding bonuses.
The Italians leased Kluivert to RB Leipzig, OGC Nice and Valencia in recent years.
No transfer stress for young national team players Summerville and Zirkzee
The day after the match against Young Belgium, Jong Oranje attackers Crysencio Summerville (Leeds) and Joshua Zirkzee (Bologna) talked about their future. “Sure Dutch clubs can call me, but whether I’m really going to make a move, I don’t know. I played less at Bologna than I wanted beforehand, but that’s part of soccer sometimes.”
Summerville played a strong season with England’s Leeds, but did get relegated from the Premier League with that club. There is said to be interest in him from PSV, Feyenoord and Everton, among others. “I’m focusing on the youngsters. The rest will come later.”
Zerrouki is officially a Feyenoord player, signs until mid-2027
Ramiz Zerrouki can officially call himself a Feyenoor player as of today. The 25-year-old Algerian international comes over from FC Twente and signed a contract until the summer of 2027.
“I am happy and proud that the moment is finally here,” Zerrouki said during his first interview as a Feyenoor player.
“Feyenoord is a big club in the Netherlands. I want to develop further here as a person and as a footballer and experience great moments. I can’t wait to get started.”
Brood new trainer TOP Oss
TOP Oss has signed Ruud Brood as trainer for next season. The 60-year-old trainer succeeds Klaas Wels at the Brabant club that plays in the first division.
Brood already has a long career behind him in Dutch professional soccer. He worked as head coach at Helmond Sport, Heracles Almelo, RKC Waalwijk, Roda JC, NEC, NAC and ADO Den Haag. With RKC he took the first division title in 2011.
In addition, as Phillip Cocu’s assistant, Brood won the premier league twice with PSV.
Dzeko moves to Turkey
Edin Dzeko will continue his career in Turkey, provided he passes the medical examination at Fenerbahçe. The 37-year-old Bosnian striker is transferring free from Internazionale. Dzeko scored 14 goals for Inter last season, counting all competitions and tournaments. The striker previously played soccer for VfL Wolfsburg, Manchester City and AS Roma, among others.
Fenerbahçe finished second behind rival Galatasaray last season and has been waiting for the Turkish title since 2014.
Coach Geraerts suddenly gone from Union
Union Sint-Gillis has suddenly fired coach Karel Geraerts. The Brussels club had recently offered the coach a new contract, but the parties did not reach an agreement. Thereupon, the club decided to end the cooperation altogether, despite an ongoing agreement.
The 41-year-old Geraerts had been with Union as an assistant since 2019. The former Belgium international took over from head coach Felice Mazzu last season. Until the final minutes of the season, Union laid claim to the title, but coach Mark van Bommel’s Antwerp drew the longest straw after a sensational denouement.
‘Gündogan from City to Barcelona’
The Champions League final won was Ilkay Gündogan’s last game for Manchester City. The captain of the English club has reached an agreement with FC Barcelona on a three-year contract, according to various media in England and Spain. We are only waiting for official confirmation from both clubs.
The 32-year-old midfielder is transfer free after his contract in England expired. The German played 304 games for City and scored 60 goals.
Quinten confirms Arsenal interest in Jurriën Timber
Quinten Timber confirms to NOS that the stories about Arsenal’s interest in his twin brother Jurriën are true. “I don’t know if there has been an offer,” said the footballer, who is currently playing the European Under-21 Championship in Georgia and Romania with the Dutch national team.
Will we see the Ajax defender back in the premier league? “I don’t know,” Quinten Timber said. “In any case, he’s not in London right now.”
Milik now all the way from Juventus
Arkadiusz Milik already played on a rental basis for Juventus last six months, now the Polish striker is making a permanent move to the top Italian club.
‘Juve’ will pay 6.3 million euros to Olympique Marseille for the former Ajax player. The 29-year-old Milik scored 7 goals in 27 duels for Juventus.
Pleguezuelo from Twente to England
FC Twente will not have Julio Pleguezuelo at their disposal next season. The defender (26) will move free of charge to English Plymouth Argyle, which has recently been promoted to the Championship.
Twente acquired the Spaniard from Arsenal four years ago. He played 88 league matches, scoring three goals.
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 pledge team, the club where they completed 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 trainer 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 as interim coach until a decision has been made on the fill-in towards 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 in Switzerland until mid-2027.
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.