WEST HAM UNITED JOIN RACE TO SIGN OWEN WIJNDAL

West Ham have reportedly entered the race to sign AZ Alkmaar defender Owen Wijndal, who is also a target for Juventus. According to Calciomercato, Owen Wijndal could be on the verge of leaving AZ Alkmaar at the end of the season. The 22-year-old Dutch full-back has been courted by Juventus ahead of the new season. But the Italian giants are not the only clubs interested, as West Ham have also recently expressed the desire to sign the talented defender.


A product of Alkmaar’s own youth academy, Wijndal has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence over the last couple of seasons. He made his breakthrough during the 2019/20 campaign, making an impression with his pace and athleticism on the flanks. Continue reading ”                      WEST HAM UNITED JOIN RACE TO SIGN OWEN WIJNDAL”

               PEC ZWOLLE OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE AFTER WIN OVER ALKMAAR

PEC Zwolle have climbed out of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win over AZ Alkmaar on Sunday evening. PEC Zwolle went into the game on a three-game losing streak, while AZ Alkmaar were hoping to keep up their battle for third spot. The first half was a poor affair with Gervane Kastaneer having the only real chance of note but the PEC Zwolle attacker hit a shot into the side netting.


Six minutes into the second half, PEC Zwolle did have the lead with Kastaneer heading in a Djavan Anderson cross to register his first goal for the club. Jesper Karlsson and Jordy Clasie had decent chances to equalise for AZ Alkmaar before Vangelis Pavlidis did make it 1-1 in the 81st minute. The striker found the bottom corner with a low strike. Continue reading ”               PEC ZWOLLE OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE AFTER WIN OVER ALKMAAR”

                      BARCELONA SHOWING INTEREST IN AZ ALKMAAR TARGET

The Athletic (subscription required) has recently reported that Barcelona are showing interest in PSV Eindhoven winger Cody Gakpo, who is also a reported AZ Alkmaar target. It is believed that the Catalan outfit could face competition from Arsenal, Liverpool and Bayern Munich in pursuit of the Dutch wing wizard in the summer.


The 22-year-old is enjoying a brilliant campaign in Dutch football after producing a series of eye-catching performances down the left flank. Gakpo has featured in 37 matches for the Dutch outfit this season, netting 16 goals and grabbing 15 assists across all competitions. Continue reading ”                      BARCELONA SHOWING INTEREST IN AZ ALKMAAR TARGET”

WOULD KARLSSON BUCK THE TREND AT ALKMAAR?

When you think about the impressive talent coming out of Netherlands, you think of talents coming out from clubs like Ajax FC and PSV Eindhoven. Jasper Karlsson has been tearing up the Eredivisie, but he does not play for wither club. The Az Alkmaar winger has scored eight goals, while also adding a further six league goals to announce himself to the world.

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The 23-year-old Swedish joined the Netherland club from IF Elfsborg and has spent the last two years since his move showing Alkmaar that they made the right decision by securing his services. The young man’s talent is pretty obvious, with his style of play often likened to that of Cristiano Ronaldo during his early days at Manchester United.
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FEYENOORD END AZ LOSING RUN

Nigerian forward CyrielDessers scored the only goal of the game to give Feyenoord a slim win over AZ Alkmaar at home in their last outing as far as this season’s Dutch Eredivisie is concerned. The Super Eagles of Nigeria player came off the bench for the final eight minutes of the AZ Alkmaar game in place of Dutchman Brian Linssen and he was able to make his mark within a short space of time.

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Dessers scored in the second minute of stoppage time to break AZ Alkmaar hearts and lead his team to an important victory in the chase for the league title. His goal achieved a 1-0 win for Feyenoord and also ended their run of three straight defeats against AZ Alkmaar. UEFA European Conference League campaigners AZ Alkmaar were winless in eight matches against Feyenoord before the start of a run of three successive wins. The impressive run of three straight victories came to an end thanks in part to the late strike from Dessers.
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AZ EXTEND WINNING RUN

AZ Alkmaar have extended their winning run to four games in all competitions after the big victory over FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday. AZ Alkmaar thrashed FC Utrecht 5-1 at home in the Dutch top flight thereby making it four wins in a row.

FC Utrecht were second best throughout the game and it reflected in the scoreline as AZ Alkmaar continue to climb the Dutch Eredivisie table after a poor start to the season. Alkmaar have now won their last three games in the league with the emphatic success recorded at the expense of FC Utrecht. Continue reading “AZ EXTEND WINNING RUN”