SC Heerenveen has been taking it easy on the transfer market for a long time, but is starting to pick up steam: VfL Wolfsburg- mercenary Ulysses Llanez was presented on Tuesday as the seventh newcomer, Jan Paul van Hecke will be number eight. According to Voetbal International, the Frisians are not ready yet.
Heerenveen wants to catch another competitor for goalkeeper Erwin Mulder and also has Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (Ajax) and Noor Jens Petter Hauge (Bodø/Glimt) in mind, writes VI. Ekkelenkamp was also followed by FC Twente, but after Donny van de Beek‘s departure, Ekkelenkamp seemed to stay definitively on board and get chances in the first.
On Monday, however, he played with Jong Ajax against Jong PSV and the attacking midfielder was not particularly happy about that. “That’s not what I hope. We‘re going to see it. I want to play as little as possible with Jong Ajax and as much as possible with Ajax 1″, he said. According to VI, Heerenveen’s ears were pricked up after these statements.
The interest in Hauge has been slumbering for some time now: Heerenveen sold Chidera Ejuke to CSKA Moscow for twelve million euros this summer and has the twenty-year-old Norwegian in mind as its successor. However, Hauge is playing with Bodø/Glimt for the national title and is competing in the Europa League. The question now is what the youth international wants: to finish the season in Norway and in the winter break to Heerenveen, or break down the title race and move directly to Friesland.
Heerenveen may be looking for even more positions, but that depends on which players will leave. Striker Runar Espejord is barely playing and is on his way to the exit: if the Norwegian actually leaves, Heerenveen could look for an extra striker. Checker Joey Veerman and right outside Mitchell van Bergen have played themselves in the spotlight and may also leave. However, the main prize will be asked for Veerman in particular.