Van Wonders plays a role in transfer: ‘If I say no, I would lie’

Andries Noppert has spoken out for the first time about his transfer to sc Heerenveen. The Go Ahead Eagles goalkeeper has signed for two seasons and follows Kees van Wonders to Friesland.
Noppert was able to go to Heerenveen, SC Cambuur, Heracles Almelo and FC Utrecht, but was convinced by the many conversations with people from Heerenveen and goalkeeper trainer Ruud Hesp. Still, Van Wonders also played a role in his choice. โ€œIf I said no, Id be lying. Of course, that did play a roleโ€, he acknowledges in conversation with Omrop Fryslรขn.
Although his choice fell on Heerenveen, he was already medically inspected by Cambuur last week. โ€œI can imagine that people think: that
s weird,โ€ he admits. โ€œWe decided to do that in a different way. That does not mean that we had an agreement, absolutely not. We just reversed it.โ€
โ€œA lot of people will say why?โ€ , continues Noppert. โ€œBecause we felt good about that.โ€ The tree-long closing post must compete with Xavier Mous at Heerenveen. He considers the chance of playing minutes high. โ€œIf I reach my normal level, I see no reason why it shouldnt happen. Nothing to the detriment of everyone sitting there, not at all.โ€