Last week, BN Destrem reported Brighton & Hove Albion are ‘willing to meet’ NAC Breda’s asking price for Jan Paul van Hecke.
Voetbal International on Thursday echo BN Destrem’s claims and state the Seagulls are willing to meet the Dutch club’s valuation of the centre-back.
They further add the ‘final details of the deal’ will be negotiated in the ‘coming days’.
It’s claimed Graham Potter’s side will pay €2m to NAC Breda to acquire the 20-year-old’s services, and the overall cost of the deal could rise up to €3m.
However, the defender will not be part of Brighton’s first team or their reserves next season.
VI explain Van Hecke’s desire is to play in the Eredivisie next season, and he can fulfil it ‘via Brighton’.
According to the Dutch magazine, the player will move to the Amex and then be sent out on loan. Van Hecke earlier spoke with AZ Alkmaar and FC Utrecht, and would prefer to join the latter this summer.
VI state ‘Van Hecke gets his way: via Brighton to Utrecht’.
NAC Breda need to raise money and Van Hecke’s sale can help them generate funds, which could be invested in bringing new faces to the club.