The transfer of Joey Veerman to AZ will be a very difficult story. SC Heerenveen wants to see eight million euros from Alkmaar, but AZ is not willing to pay that. The gap between supply and demand does not seem to be closed so close to the deadline.
,,I know that AZ has offered me four or 4.5 million. But I think Heerenveen wants something of eight million euros for me. It only takes two days until the transfer deadline, so it will be difficult,” Veerman said this weekend after he played against AZ with SC Heerenveen. AZ won 1-3, after which Teun Koopmeiners said that he would leave AZ for Atalanta Bergamo. However, his successor does not seem to come from the Abe Lenstra Stadium.
After the first offer from AZ and the rejection of SC Heerenveen, it was waiting for an increased offer from Alkmaar, but that will not come and so Veerman seems to be playing in Friesland until the winter at least. “Do I have to call in sick every day for six months or something? I can only wait,” said Veerman, who was taken over from FC Volendam in 2019 for more than half a million euros.
Veerman finds it strange that after 64 matches, 14 goals and 18 assists for SC Heerenveen he would be worth eight million: ,,When I see Azor Matusiwa from Groningen to Stade Reims for three million and Abdou Harroui also for a similar amount I think that’s remarkable.”
Tomorrow is the last day of the transfer window. Until 23:59, players can still exchange clubs.
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