FC Twente attracted former Sparta Rotterdam attacker Halil Dervisoglu on Tuesday. The born Rotterdammer comes on a rental basis from Brentford. Earlier on Deadline Day, sc Heerenveen captured three players and Fortuna Sittard struck this transfer period for the fourteenth time.
Heerenveen brings in talents
Twenty-year-old Dervisoglu was considered a great talent at Sparta and made the switch to Brentford in the winter break of last season. However, he only played eight official games at the Championship club.
“Halil is a creative player that we really wanted to join”, says technical manager Jan Streuer of FC Twente. “A talented boy who gives us even more offensive possibilities. We have completed the selection by attracting Halil.”
The arrival of Dervisoglu brings the number of newcomers to FC Twente to eleven. Previously, Kik Pierie, Gijs Smal, Dario Dumic, Tyronne Ebuehi, Nathan Markelo, Luka Ilic, Václav Cerný, Lazaros Lamprou, Danilo Pereira and Alexander Jeremejeff were welcomed.
Trainer Ron Jans – he is also new to the Grolsch Veste this season – has started his period at FC Twente well. The 2010 national champion is sixth after four Eredivisie rounds.
Heerenveen has captured three young players. Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Nygren is a youth international in Sweden and comes on a rental basis from KRC Genk, which took him over from IFK Göteborg last year. It is borrowed for two years, with an option to buy.
“We were looking for an attacker who can handle multiple positions. With Benjamin we are bringing in a quality player who knows what is required at the highest level,” says technical manager Gerry Hamstra about Nygren, who, on behalf of Genk, has played in seven official matches and one goal came.
Nygren’s fellow countryman Rasmus Wendt is attracted to the future. The twenty-year-old attacker is taken over from AZ – he played there in the Under 19 team – and joins the U23 team in Heerenveen. He will sign until mid-2023.
Eighteen-year-old Stanislav Shopov comes over from Botev Plovdiv from his homeland, where he is known as a great talent. The Bulgarian playmaker is signing for two years with an option for a third season. He first has to be quarantined for ten days – code orange applies in Bulgaria – and then joins the main force.
Heerenveen previously welcomed goalkeeper Erwin Mulder, defenders Jan Paul van Hecke, Joaquín Fernández and Pawel Bochniewicz, midfielder Sieben Dewaele and attackers Henk Veerman, Oliver Batista Meier and Ulysses Llanez.
Heerenveen acquisition Benjamin Nygren, who is rented for two years. (Photo: Mustafa Gumussu)