Ajax’s full-back Van Der Wiel seems interested in leaving the club after a long time spent at the Amsterdam team, and even though Valencia are now favourites Arsenal is looking to highjack their negotiations.
“I expect something to happen. I’ve already been at Ajax for quite some years,” Van der Wiel told NUSport.
“It is my club but I’m ready for a new step in my career.”
“I’m 24, which is a good time to go. I also think my departure will be good for my development.
“I have one year left on my contract after this season and I think Ajax will let me go.”
“Never say never, but it seems best to just leave in the summer,” he added.
“I can then leave in a good way and it’s also good to start at a new club at the start of the season.”
Being intensely linked with a move to Valencia, Wiel declared:
“I hear good stories about the club from Hedwiges Maduro, who has played there for a while,”
“He’s a good friend of mine and the Primera Division is a great league.”
With all the injuries at the club, a full-back of Wiel’s skill who managed to become a first team player at the Holland national squad would be a massive hit for Arsenal, don’t you think?