Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Verhoek move collapses!

Verhoek move collapses!

Wesley Verhoek WILL NOT be joining Forest after the Dutchman's proposed move to The City Ground collapsed today.

Steve McClaren seemed sure that he would land the winger however he has had second thoughts on a move to England and has returned to ADO Den Haag, with their official website releasing this statement: 'after one day in England, Wesley Verhoek has decided that Nottingham Forest was not the adventure he thought it would be.

'He has given up on a foreign move and is hoping to stay in Holland, preferably with ADO Den Haag.

'After spending the last seven years with the club, his ties to the club are stronger than he first thought.

'The club is set to hold further discussions with him about his current situation and the future.'

The 26-year-old was thought to be 'keen' on a move overseas but has had a change of heart, which has left Mark Arthur disappointed, as he told the official website.

Although with a player not wanting a move there is little that could have been done, the plus that Arthur took was that the deal did not go through before his change of heart: 'both ADO Den Haag and ourselves are disappointed but we have no alternative but to respect Wesley's decision.

'Wesley is very close to his family and at least has made it clear now that he's not prepared to leave them and move to England.

'We would have had an even bigger problem had the transfer been finalised and he then concluded he could not leave Holland.

'He told us that although everything about the club was in his opinion fantastic, he already felt homesick and didn't think it was fair to the club or himself to proceed with the agreement.

'It's disappointing because we had agreed a deal with all parties concerned - the player, his agent and ADO Den Haag - in Amsterdam last Friday.

'I feel great sympathy for ADO Den Haag, who were expecting to receive a substantial transfer fee for the player and had also, we understand, already made a move in the transfer market to replace him.'

Many will, I suspect, not be surprised at this news?

Next...

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Tuesday August 9 2011
Time: 6:40PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
As Cloughie once famously said at half time whilst doing a stint on Sky during a live match 'I've never trusted the Dutch - during the war they lay down and let the Jack Boot walk all over them !!!' Not my sentiments you understand - however I do know what The Great One meant - basically a bottler - Let him fester, sorry I meant thrive - in the three horse race that is the Eredivisie. Wonder if I will get kicked off here now??? Hope not COME ON U REDS!!!
essexman
09/08/2011 19:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest Confirm Derby Kick-Off Changes

The league matches against Derby, scheduled for December and March, have had changes to the kick-off times. Kick-offs have been brought forward a couple of hours to 1pm.

Squad Assessment Then Montainer Enters The Market

Montainer will now start assessing his options before he starts looking to recruit 'several players' to help Nottingham Forest have a successful Championship season.

Vellios Seals Forest Switch

Montanier has made his first signing since being confirmed at Nottingham Forest's new Head Coach. He's snapped up former Everton striker Vellios from Iraklis Thessaloniki.

Montanier Relishing Forest Challenge

New head coach Philippe Montanier has now been presented to the media for his first press conference, and he's obviously excited about the challenge Nottingham Forest...

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MK Dons MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries14%
Lichaj0%
Mills1%
Fox1%
Jokic10%
Tesche0%
Gardner1%
Cohen35%
O Burke1%
O'Grady1%
Osborn3%
Sub - Mancienne1%
Sub - Assombalonga30%
Sub - Mendes da Graca2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mark23104
2.PVH2
3.Old Red Fart2
4.marshal991