Jeroen Verhoeven almost fell off his seat when he was called by Ajax to talk about a transfer to Amsterdam. Verhoeven, goalkeeper of FC Volendam at the time, thought he was taken in the blink by his teammate Kees Kwakman.
Verhoeven initially couldn‘t believe that he got a call from the club from Amsterdam and immediately had to think of Kwakman. “Kees is quite good at imitating classics,” says Verhoeven in the ShowKeepersPodcast. “We were at Volendam’s open day and then I got a call, I think Danny Blind said. At the time, he was technical director (at Ajax, ed.). He said, do you have ears for that?”
Verhoeven‘s response was telling. “I said: Kees, fag up anyway. Then I looked to the left and saw Kees sitting there, without his phone. Then I said, well, maybe you should call my agent.” Verhoeven didn’t expect it to say the least. “I was relegated with Volendam, scored the most goals. And the next day Ajax calls”, so he closes laughing.
📞 When Ajax called, Jeroen Verhoeven thought @keeskwakman14 was pondering him.” I said: Kees, fag!” Showkeepers with @VerhoevenJeroen ⬇️ Spotify: https://t.co/fd0jLiyTNpApple: https://t.co/PUI0gw8uXuYouTube: https://t.co/jUwRAQecJP pic.twitter.com/ZhQihJhQ4H
— ShowKeeper Podcast (@Showkeepers) December 16, 2021