Dusan Tadic expected to depart as FC Twente eye Heerenveen play maker Hakim Ziyech
Financial difficulties mean Dutch club FC Twente must sell before entering into the transfer market
FC Twente are hoping to strengthen their striking options with highly rated Heerenveen attacker Hakim Ziyech. Reports in the Netherlands claim the Enschede club have opened negotiations with their Eredivisie rivals to secure the services of Ziyech whose contract at Heerenveen has one-year to run.
Twente’s finances however have recently come under close scrutiny from the Dutch FA, leaving the club with no option but to off-load their highest earners and most valuable playing assets before making a move in the transfer market.
There is also a twist for Twente in their hunt for Ziyech – Everton boss Roberto Martinez is thought to have sent his scouts to watch the Dutch u-21 star on several occasions.
One player who is almost certain to leave FC Twente is star-player Dusan Tadic. The Serbian international, who was linked to a January move to Everton in the Enschede local press, is reportedly high on the list of a number of clubs across Europe.
Speaking last week the former FC Groningen player was certain his future lay away from the Netherlands and with clubs in England, Spain, Germany and Italy on alert, the race for the Serbian play-maker’s signature seems likely to be a hot one.
Tadic has most recently been linked with a move to AC Milan, however he does not see Serie A as one of the top three leagues in Europe.
“I would love to play in one of the three best competitions in Europe,” said the Serbian.
“[They are] England, Spain or Germany.”
“At this moment Italy just falls short for me.”
25-year old attacking midfielder Tadic, who with 16 goals and 14 assists in 33 games has had an outstanding second season at FC Twente, believes the time is now right to take the step up to one of Europe’s elite leagues.
“There is nothing concrete at this moment so it is difficult to speak about a transfer but I am going to take my time and see what is best for myself,” said Tadic.