It‘s round: Mees de Wit swaps PEC Zwolle for AZ after this season. The Alkmaar club has contracted the 24-year-old fullback for five seasons.
De Wit is the first player to join AZ in the summer. He is the successor to Owen Wijndal, who is open for a transfer. PEC Zwolle brought De Wit back to the Netherlands last year. The former player of Ajax and Sporting Portugal was initially the stand-in for Kenneth Paal, but soon played in the team and made a big impression. The transfer allegedly involved two million euros.
“This feels really good,” De Wit responds to AZ’s club website. “I was already waiting for it and it has come by this week. AZ is a nice club with nice facilities. They regularly play in the top four and I also like the way of playing. I can see myself playing here. I‘m very proud to have achieved this.”
Several clubs interested At AZ one is very pleased about the arrival of De Wit. “Mees came very positively from the scouting reports,” says Director of Football Affairs Max Huiberts. “That’s how we ended up with him. He started out as a left winger and went back a few spots throughout his career. Last season he played the most matches as a linkback at PEC Zwolle. I think the position of left wingback is his best position.”
There were several hijackers on the coast for the young PEC player. “During the period of recording Mees, we noticed that a number of clubs have also reported themselves to his management,” said Huiberts. “From day one, he has clearly indicated that he chooses AZ. That this is the step he wants to make.”