Dutch club AZ Alkmaar have known their opponents in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) group stage after the draw took place earlier this week. AZ Alkmaar made it to the group stage after seeing off Gil Vicente from the Portuguese league in the playoffs. AZ Alkmaar thrashed their Portuguese opponents 4-0 at home in the first leg before a 2-1 away win in the second leg sealed their place in the Europa League Conference League group stage via a 6-1 aggregate win.
Dutch Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar have boosted their attacker with the signing of Danish player Jens Odgaard. The attacking talent has made the decision to continue his professional football career in the Dutch top flight after spending the last two seasons in the division. Odgaard spent the last two years in the Dutch Eredivisie as a Sassuololoanee. He was at Heerenveen on loan from Sassuolo for the entire duration of the 2020/21 season. Odgaardwas also on loan at RKC Waalwijk for the whole of last season.
AZ Alkmaar were convinced that his long-term future is at the club on the back of impressive performances for Heerenveen and RKC Waalwijk over the course of the last two years. To this effect, AZ Alkmaar reached an agreement with Sassuolo to secure his signing from the Italian Serie A club last month and it didn’t take long for the transfer to go through officially.Odgaard put pen to paper on a five-year deal to become a new player at AZ Alkmaar after they reached an agreement for his transfer with Sassuolo for €4m. Continue reading “AZ ALKMAAR BOOST ATTACK WITH DANE”
Owen Wijndal is still reportedly one of Juventus’ targets for this summer’s transfer window and talks are ongoing with AZ Alkmaar. The 22-year-old Dutch left back had a great season with his childhood club, scoring one goal and providing 10 assists in 31 Eredivisie appearances. A product of their youth system, Wijndal signed a one-year contract extension with AZ Alkmaar earlier this year, tying him to the club until 2024.
As reported by Calciomercato.com, Wijndal remains Juventus’ first choice to strengthen their left back role this summer. Talks have been ongoing with his entourage for over a year now and the Bianconeri seem to be his preferred destination. Juventus still need to reach an agreement with AZ Alkmaar, however. The Dutch side want around €15m for the 22-year-old, but the Old Lady don’t want to pay more than €10m, including add-ons. Talks are still ongoing, although the Bianconeri will also have to free up a little space in their squad first. Continue reading ” JUVENTUS STILL KEEN TO SIGN AZ ALKMAAR TALENT 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 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”
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”