“We were far away with Union for Dani de Wit, asking price was only 8 to 10 million”

The Dutch-tinted Union Berlin was in the market for AZ player Dani de Wit last summer. That‘s what business manager Guido Albers tells the podcast in #DoneDeal. However, the transfer did not take place due to AZ’s asking price.
Albers starts in the latest #DoneDeal broadcast about De Wit. He wanted to help his player make a transfer. This would have been the time for him. He has two more years of contract and had a wonderful season last year, especially in the first part. The asking price alone was around eight to ten million euros. I did grant it to him and I was quite far away with a number of clubs, but in the end that didn‘t happen. Clubs from Germany and Italy were particularly interested.
Albers reveals that he had serious talks with Union Berlin, where Sheraldo Becker and Danilho Doekhi are also under contract. In Germany, we spoke to Union Berlin, we were quite far away with that. But if you look at the amount that was needed in the summer.. When you see Union at the top now, you think: f*ck. No, I certainly don’
t blame AZ. He gets a lot of appreciation at AZ and I‘m also good with the club myself.
There is a chance that De Wit will still make his transfer next summer. So is a step within the Netherlands an option? No, says Albers. Of course, he was still in the Champions League at Ajax and is now playing well at AZ. The next step is to embark on an adventure abroad. You just have to experience that as a player. That’
s just wonderful.