£9m Dutchman Snubs Premier League After Agreeing La Liga Move

By on December 1, 2011

Several Premier League  clubs look set to miss out on Ajax star Gregory van der Wiel, as reports suggest he’s set to move to Valencia.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United have all been linked with the highly-rated dutchman in recent transfer windows and it was thought he was close to a move in the summer before Ajax decided to block his departure.

However, his stay in Holland seems destined to end this January as reports in Spain claim Valencia have agreed a £9m deal to take the right back to La Liga. The news will be a disappointment to the Premiership quartet, particularly Chelsea who were thought to be closest to snapping up the powerful international in the summer.

Arsenal were first to be linked with the 23-year-old in 2010 with Wenger confirming he was a fan, before Chelsea were linked with a move as they looked for a replacement for the inconsistent Jose Bosingwa, but a move to either club failed to materialise. Interest grew as the player put in impressive performances for Ajax at both right back and centre back, with both United and Liverpool joining the race, but it seems Valencia have managed to persuade the talented Dutchman his future lies in Spain.

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2 Comments

  1. Dom

    December 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    career suicide

  2. ricardo

    December 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    i dont belive it cause it show up on espn or skysports and chelsea are favorite to get him and we even if valanica are close to get him chelsea have to much money and will beat valanica to get him .we will see what happen in january coming

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