Clubs in the Netherlands and surrounding countries can strengthen their selections up to and including 31 January. In this blog you can read all the transfer news, from confirmed deals to wild rumors.
Hello and welcome to our Transfer updates live blog! My name is Jasper van Vliet and I will keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors in the field of transfer.
Transfer updates · 13 minutes ago
"Setién succeeds Valverde at FC Barcelona"
Spanish media know for sure: Ernesto Valverde will be told tonight that he is no longer the head coach of FC Barcelona. Meanwhile, the name of Quique Setién also sings around as his successor. The Spaniard is currently without a club, after being in the Real Betis group from 2017 to 2019. (Source: Spanish media)
Transfer updates · 20 minutes ago
Excelsior sells Haspolat to Kasimpasa
Excelsior loses Dogucan Haspolat to Kasimpasa. The nineteen-year-old midfielder, the first player born in 2000 to make minutes in the Premier League, signs a 3.5-year contract with the Turkish club. "We think it is a shame that Dogucan is leaving us, but on the other hand we are naturally proud that a player trained by our club will switch to a nice foreign club," says Managing Director Ferry de Haan. (Source: Excelsior)
Transfer updates · 30 minutes ago
Marquinhos extends contract with PSG
Paris Saint-Germain and Marquinhos continue to work together for longer. The defender, who can also manage as a defensive midfielder, extends his contract with the Parisians by two years until mid-2024. The 25-year-old Marquinhos has been playing for PSG since 2013 and has now had 271 official duels for the French club .
Transfer updates · one hour ago
Van Buren returns to Eredivisie at ADO
The transfer mill is running at full speed in The Hague: ADO takes over Mick van Buren from Slavia Prague on a rental basis, after the club strengthened earlier today with triple Welsh international George Thomas and Belgian Laurens De Bock. Van Buren played for Excelsior between 2011 and 2013 and then played for three years for the Danish company Esbjerg, after which he signed with Slavia Prague in 2016.
Transfer updates · 2 hours ago
FC Twente strengthens itself with Troupée
The ball is through the church: FC Twente takes over Giovanni Troupée for rent for the remainder of the season from FC Utrecht. The 21-year-old wing defender, who already has 76 Eredivisie matches behind his name, was no longer able to count on playing time with the Domstedelingen. Last season Troupée was already let to ADO The Hague. (Source: FC Twente)
Transfer updates · 3 hours ago
FC Volendam close to attracting Peeters
Mink Peeters will almost certainly return to the Netherlands. FC Volendam wants to present the former top talent of Ajax this week as an asset, confirms technical director Jasper van Leeuwen. Peeters left Ajax in 2014 for Real Madrid, but that proved disastrous for his career. The 21-year-old attacker played in recent years on a rental basis for VVV-Venlo, Almere City and Lleida Esportiu and is now under contract with the Serbian FK Čukarički. (Source: NH News )
Transfer updates · 4 hours ago
"Mourinho gets Fernandes as the first reinforcement"
Tottenham Hotspur's first acquisition under manager José Mourinho has almost arrived. According to various English media, Londoners midfielder Gedson Fernandes are renting from Benfica for the next year and a half. The deal also includes an option to purchase. West Ham United would also be interested in Fernandes, but the Portuguese prefers a collaboration with fellow countryman Mourinho. (Source: Sky Sports )
Transfer updates · 5 hours ago
AZ cancels contract from unnecessary Friday
The roads of AZ and Fred Friday separate immediately. The Alkmaarders cancel the contract of the 24-year-old attacker, who could no longer count on playing time in the number two in the Eredivisie. AZ took over Friday from Lillestrøm in Norway in the summer of 2016, but he could not convince and was already let to successively Sparta Rotterdam and FC Twente. (Source: AZ)
Transfer updates · 5 hours ago
De Bock also relocated to ADO
Less than half an hour after the confirmation of the arrival of George Thomas, ADO completes another transfer. Like Thomas, Laurens De Bock plays in The Hague until the end of the season. The 27-year-old defender is being rented from Leeds United. ADO also stipulates an option to purchase in the player's contract, which was leased to Sunderland earlier this season. (Source: ADO The Hague)
Transfer updates · 6 hours ago
George Thomas is looking forward to his Eredivisie debut at ADO Den Haag.
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Transfer updates · 6 hours ago
ADO confirms Thomas' arrival
ADO Den Haag completes the arrival of midfielder George Thomas. The 22-year-old international from Wales comes from Leicester City. Thomas made less than minutes in the main force of his employer this season. Earlier, coach Alan Pardew's club already won Sam Stubbs from Middlesbrough. (Source: ADO)
Transfer updates · 6 hours ago
Although trainer Ernesto Valverde is 'just' on the training field at Barcelona, various Spanish media write that the coach will be fired later today. President Josep Maria Bartomeu has just arrived at the training complex. Will undoubtedly be prosecuted. (Source: El Mundo Deportivo )
Transfer updates · 7 hours ago
RKC loses Spierings to Levski Sofia
Stijn Spierings exchanges RKC Waalwijk for Levski Sofia. The 23-year-old midfielder has undergone a medical examination this morning at his new employer and is leaving RKC immediately. Spierings still had a contract in Waalwijk until next summer. It is not known what amount is involved in the transfer. (Source: RKC)
Transfer updates · 7 hours ago
Valverde 'just' on training field at FC Barcelona
According to Spanish media, he would be fired today, but Ernesto Valverde is still on the pitch at FC Barcelona. The 55-year-old coach has been under pressure for weeks and there is also plenty of speculation about his possible successors. For now, Barça seems to have confidence in Valverde, who has been at the helm of the Catalan club since May 2017.
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Transfer updates · 7 hours ago
"FC Utrecht defender Troupée temporarily relocated to FC Twente"
Giovanni Troupée will be joining FC Twente in the second half of the season, VI reports. The Tukkers take over the 21-year-old right back, who has to settle for a place on the bank in the Domstad, on a rental basis. Last season Troupée was already let to ADO The Hague. (Source: VI )
Transfer updates · 8 hours ago
Kjaer exchanges Atalanta for AC Milan
Simon Kjaer exchanges Atalanta for AC Milan. The 30-year-old Dane is lent by Seville to the club from Milan, which includes an option to purchase in the contract. The defender's commitment to Seville continues for another year and a half. (Source: Sevilla)
Transfer updates · 8 hours ago
"Allegri sends open application to Barcelona"
Massimiliano Allegri reportedly wants to work at FC Barcelona. The 52-year-old coach has sent an open application to the Catalan club, according to Spanish media. Allegri is without a club after he left Juventus last year. At Barcelona, trainer Ernesto Valverde has been under pressure for several weeks. According to various media, he may be fired today. (Source: El Mundo Deportivo )
Transfer updates · 10 hours ago
"Former Liverpool goalkeeper Reina returns to Premier League at Aston Villa"
Pepe Reina reportedly faces a return to the Premier League. The 37-year-old goalkeeper, according to British media, is presented today at Aston Villa, which takes over from AC Milan on a rental basis. Reina was at least 285 times below the bar at Liverpool between 2005 and 2014. (Photo: Sky Sports )
Transfer updates · 11 hours ago
"ADO brings Blackburn attacker Brereton to The Hague on a rental basis"
ADO The Hague has a busy transfer winter and still doesn't seem to have shopped. Sam Stubbs from Middlesbrough and Laurens De Bock from Leeds United have already been added to the selection of trainer Alan Pardew and the name of Ben Brereton may be added on a rental basis. Brereton is a 20-year-old attacker from Blackburn Rovers, who is not a permanent force at the Championship club this year. Last season, he played 25 duels for Blackburn and only scored once. (Source: Sky Sports )
Transfer updates · 11 hours ago
"Valverde possibly fired today at FC Barcelona"
Ernesto Valverde may be fired today at FC Barcelona, according to various Spanish media. The 55-year-old coach has been under pressure for months and missing the Spanish supercup - 'Barça' was eliminated in the semi-finals by Atlético Madrid - would have been the trick. It is not yet clear who should follow Valverde. Due to cancellations by Ronald Koeman and club icon Xavi, Mauricio Pochettino would be at the top of the list of candidates for the Catalan board. (Photo: El Mundo Deportivo )
Transfer updates · 12 hours ago
"Eriksen personal agreement with Internazionale"
Christian Eriksen seems to be continuing his career definitively in the Serie A. The 27-year-old Dane, who is in possession of an expiring contract at Tottenham Hotspur, is said to have reached a personal agreement with Internazionale. Despite his commitment ending this summer, Inter is said to be willing to transfer 20 million euros to London. If Tottenham agrees, Eriksen can play for his new employer this month. (Source: The Times )
Transfer updates · 12 hours ago
"Ajax in the race for Canadian talent David"
According to French media, Ajax and Olympique Lyon have a wide interest in Jonathan David. Nineteen-year-old Canadian, who is under contract with AA Ghent, already has twelve international matches (and eleven goals) to his name. Partly because of that, he is said to have been in the spotlight at a number of European top clubs. The price tag could still become an obstacle for Ajax. Allegedly, Ghent does not want to let the attacker go for less than 20 million euros. (Source: L'Équipe )
Transfer updates · 13 hours ago
"Vermeer stands for departure to LA Galaxy"
Kenneth Vermeer will leave Feyenoord this winter according to De Telegraaf . The 34-year-old keeper could sign a contract with the American top club LA Galaxy. Vermeer reportedly asked Feyenoord to leave the club transfer-free and since his contract will expire in five months, it seems likely that Feyenoord will agree to this request. With Justin Bijlow, Feyenoord also has a potential first goalie in hand. (Source: De Telegraaf )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 10:23 PM
'Feyenoord wants young Slovakian striker'
Robert Bozenik must become the new striker of Feyenoord. The Rotterdammers hope to bring the twenty-year-old Slovak to De Kuip this winter, so that he can act as an alternative to Nicolai Jörgensen and eventually even replace the Dane. Coach Dick Advocaat indicated earlier that he would like to add a striker to his selection. Now that Aleksandr Kokorin seems unfeasible, Feyenoord is shifting its attention to Bozenik, which is currently under contract with MSK Zilina in his home country until mid-2022. (Source: AD )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 6:57 PM
"Koeman rejects Barcelona in the meantime"
Ronald Koeman is still the dream candidate to succeed Ernesto Valverde at FC Barcelona, but the current national coach of Orange has said his old love that he does not want to get started in Camp Nou immediately. Only after the European Championships did Koeman want to think with the Dutch national team about an employment contract in Catalonia. Previously, Xavi also announced that it did not want to replace Valverde immediately. Barcelona would prefer to fire the current coach immediately, but if no immediate solution is offered, Valverde may still be able to finish the season. (Source: Catalunya Radio )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 3:22 PM
"ADO gets third reinforcement from England"
ADO Den Haag got a bite for the third time during this transfer period. The Hagenes rent the Welshman George Thomas from Leicester City. The wing attacker made less than minutes in the main force of Leicester City this season. Earlier, coach Alan Pardew's club already won Sam Stubbs from Middlesbrough and Laurens de Block from Leeds United. (Source: VI )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 1:37 PM
"Xavi will continue to talk to FC Barcelona in June"
Xavi will not be FC Barcelona's trainer in this winter break, El Mundo Deportivo reports. The legendary midfielder already talked to club management in recent days, but he still works at his current club Al Sadd. So if Ernesto Valverde is fired, the club must look for another direct replacement. (Source: El Mundo Deportivo )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 11:16 AM
"Xavi has to decide today whether he will be the successor to Valverde"
Spanish media have been speculating for days about the resignation of FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde, whose credit would have run out in the semi-final of the Supercup after the defeat against Atlético Madrid. Earlier they reported that the club is in conversation with club icon Xavi, but today the sports newspapers are a little steadier: "Xavi must decide today," one can read. (Source: various Spanish media)
Transfer updates · yesterday at 10:19 AM
"Bosz signs up to 2022 in Leverkusen"
If we have to believe Bild , then it is only a matter of time until Peter Bosz puts his signature under a new contract with Bayer Leverkusen. The 56-year-old trainer spoke extensively during the training camp last week with the club leadership about an extension to 2022. According to the newspaper, the outcome of that conversation was positive and only a few details need be discussed. "There is clarity before the start of the second half of the season," the newspaper quotes the Dutchman, who has a contract until the end of this season. (Source: Bild )
Transfer updates · yesterday at 9:24 AM
Dembélé again linked to Liverpool
The rumors about a transfer from Ousmane Dembélé from FC Barcelona to Liverpool are again emerging. The attacker, who has not yet been able to make his mark in Barcelona, is said to be in the interest of 'The Reds' according to the Spanish El Desmarque . According to the TV program, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp is happy to see him. Dembélé was also linked to Liverpool last summer. (Source: El Desmarque )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 9:39 PM
'Eriksen oral agreement with Internazionale'
Christian Eriksen seems to leave Tottenham Hotspur. The Danish midfielder has reportedly concluded a contract verbally with Internazionale until mid-2024. The Italians pay 'Spurs' about 20 million Euros to take over the game maker immediately, even though they try to push that price a little further. (Source: Gazzetta dello Sport )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 8:14 PM
Van de Beek excludes winter transfer
Donny van de Beek is in the emphatic interest of Manchester United and Real Madrid, but the midfielder will remain loyal to Ajax at least this season. "I have said before that I can't do anything with it", said 22-year-old Van de Beek about the rumors. "This season I will still be playing at Ajax anyway and maybe also next season. I have said that I will stay with Ajax and I will certainly do that. There are nice clubs mentioned, but I am not at all concerned with that now." (Source: FOX Sports )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 7:21 PM
Ajax officially announces the arrival of Babel
Alea iacta est: Ryan Babel returns for six months to his old love Ajax. The team from Amsterdam hires the 33-year-old attacker for the rest of the Galatasaray season. Babel still has a contract in Turkey until the middle of 2022. In two periods (2004-2007 and 2012-2013), the Amsterdam native already played 133 official duels on behalf of Ajax, in which he scored 29 times. (Source: Ajax)
Transfer updates · Saturday at 3:55 PM
Traoré is not allowed to leave Ajax
Lassina Traoré cannot leave Ajax this winter. The eighteen-year-old attacker would be in the interest of Sparta Rotterdam, but Ajax does not want to cooperate in a (temporary) switch. "Ajax finds him too important for the first team," says business officer Revien Kanhai. "Lassina just finishes the season at Ajax. His first base place in the last game before Christmas has given him a lot of confidence for the coming months." (Source: AD )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 12:42 PM
PSV confirms FC Cincinatti's bid for Pereiro
PSV confirms just before the friendly match against Eupen that FC Cincinatti has made an offer for Gastón Pereiro. The 24-year-old midfielder does not play exhibition games at the training camp in Qatar awaiting a transfer. The club management expects to come out with the American club, which plays in the Major League Soccer (MLS) and is led by Dutch trainer Ron Jans. Pereiro, whose contract ends in Eindhoven next summer, can become a big earner at the American club. (Source: Eindhovens Dagblad )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 12:03 PM
Ten Hag: 'Returning Schöne makes no sense'
The chance of Lasse Schöne returning to Ajax seems small. The fans of the Amsterdammers made a massive appeal to get the 33-year-old midfielder back from Genoa, because the Danish could count on few playing minutes in the Italian Serie A. Schöne in the summer of 2019 in the summer of 2019 from Ajax to Genoa. "I would have preferred to keep him, only he chose differently. We have now filled that position," says trainer Erik ten Hag. "It is not logical to get Schöne back. Gravenberch, Ekkelenkamp, we have opportunities there." (Source: FOX Sports )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 11:58
"Real Madrid wants to strike with Reinier before the summer"
Real Madrid would be determined to incorporate the Brazilian prodigy Reinier before 1 July of this year. It is said that 'De Koninklijke' mainly feels financially obliged, because the transfer fee increases from 30 million euros to 35 million euros when the summer month starts, in accordance with the contract with Reiniers club Flamengo. In 2021 the amount would even rise to 70 million euros. Real has competed for the signature of the seventeen-year-old attacker from Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. Real wants to present it this month. (Source: AS)
Transfer updates · Saturday at 10:18 AM
'Troupée close to transition to FC Twente'
Giovanni Troupée stands for a temporary transfer to FC Twente. The Tukkers would rent the 21-year old right back from FC Utrecht for the rest of the season. The intention is that he is already on the training field at FC Twente on Monday. Troupée went through the entire youth training of FC Utrecht, but was unable to secure a fixed base position in the main squad, despite an excellent debut year under trainer Erik ten Hag. He already played on a rental basis at ADO The Hague last season. (Source: Tubantia )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 10:06 AM
Ajax announces departure from Orejuela to Cruzeiro
Ajax also confirms the departure of Luis Orejuela to Cruzeiro. The Brazilian club already announced at the end of December the arrival of the 24-year-old Colombian, who came to Deportivo Cali for a transfer fee of more than 3.5 million euros in 2017. At Ajax the defender came to four games in the main force. Cruzeiro has been renting Orejuela since January 1, 2019.
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Transfer updates · Saturday at 10:02 AM
Riedewald: "I am happy at Crystal Palace"
Jairo Riedewald does not want to leave Crystal Palace for the time being. The 23-year-old defender seemed to be banned from the club from London and initially pushed for a lease, but promptly made his appearance in the base the last few weeks. "I live in South East London and I'm happy here," says Riedewald in the Crystal Palace club magazine. "When I drive to the club, I always do that with a smile on my face. I feel good here. I'm not mad at the club." (Source: Crystal Palace)
Transfer updates · Saturday at 9:27 AM
Strootman is not thinking of leaving Marseille
Kevin Strootman is not thinking of leaving Olympique Marseille. The 29-year-old midfielder has been associated for weeks with a retreat at the French club, because his salary would weigh too heavily on the budget. "That you write about it in the newspapers is your problem," said Strootman yesterday after the competition match against Stade Rennes, in which he crowned himself the matchwinner with the only goal. "I'd rather not say anything about it. I don't know what club management might have told you, but I'm still here for three and a half years. I signed that contract to play here. Marseille is the most important thing for me."
Transfer updates · Saturday at 9:20 AM
Jørgensen has no trouble with extra competitor
Nicolai Jørgensen has no problem with Feyenoord getting a competitor for him in the rush hour position. The people from Rotterdam are looking for an extra option at the forefront, because the Dane has been struggling with injuries for a long time and is not yet in top shape. Trainer Dick Advocaat admitted yesterday that he explained a line to the Russian Aleksandr Kokorin. "If another striker comes, I would understand that. That will not affect me," says Jørgensen. "The best plays. And if I raise my level, I will play every game." (Source: NOS )
Transfer updates · Saturday at 9:02 AM
'NAC wants Van Wonderen as the new head coach'
Kees van Wonderen would be a top candidate at NAC Breda. Allegedly the 51-year-old trainer has already had several conversations with the management of the club from the Kitchen Champion Division, which he served as a player from 1994 to 1996. Van Wonderen stopped last December as assistant to national coach Ronald Koeman, because he wanted to stand on his own two feet. NAC would be his first club as head coach. (Source: BN / De Stem )
Transfer updates · Friday at 11:16 PM
"Reina new goalkeeper Aston Villa"
It seems that Pepe Reina is returning to the Premier League. Aston Villa is about to hire the 37-year-old goalkeeper, who played for Liverpool from 2005 to 2014, from AC Milan, where he is not the first goalie. The English club was looking for a new keeper due to the injury of Tom Heaton, who will not play for the rest of the season. (Source: Skysports )
Transfer updates · Friday at 10:08 PM
"Elia possible to Argentina"
Club Atlético Talleres is doing everything it can to get Eljero Elia to the Argentinian Primera Division. The Argentinian club is already negotiating with the offside player and his current club Basaksehir. If the transfer continues, Elia will be the first Dutch person ever in the Argentinian Primera Division. (Source: VI )
Transfer updates · Friday at 8:20 PM
Al-Sadd: "Xavi still our trainer"
"The stories that Xavi is going to Barcelona are normal and to be expected," Al-Sadd's director Turki Al-Ali said on the club website of the Qatari club. "It is his club, his first home and he will return there in the future. But at the moment he is our trainer." (Source: club website)
Transfer updates · Friday at 7:12 PM
Guardiola not involved in Sane's choice
Josep Guardiola tells the BBC that he could not prevent a possible departure of Leroy Sane. "It is a question for Leroy, his agent and the club. I am not involved," explains Manchester City manager about the Dark Winger who did not take action since August 4 due to a knee injury. "I have no doubts about his qualities, I can do no more." (Source: BBC )
Transfer updates · Friday at 6:37 PM
Stengs and Boadu remain loyal to AZ
Calvin Stengs and Myron Boadu have indicated during the AZ training camp that they will not leave early this season. "I finish the season here anyway. For me, a departure in the winter break is not an option," says Stengs. Boadu agrees with those words. "I also finish the season at AZ. We are all working on something special here and we want to continue that in the second half of the season. "(Source: VI )
Transfer updates · Friday at 5:06 PM
No transfer worries at Ten Hag
Erik ten Hag fears no deflation of the Ajax selection during the winter break. Until the deadline (January 31), names of Ajax players in English, Spanish or Italian sports newspapers will be associated with European top clubs almost daily, but the trainer of the Amsterdam team is not worried about that. "We keep our key players on board. I am convinced of that." (Source: NOS )