Leeds United linked midfielder Teun Koopmeiners has revealed he is in talks with clubs about a move away from AZ Alkmaar, but the COVID situation is slowing things down.
Koopmeiners has been regularly linked with an from the Dutch club for the best part of the last year, having impressed for them and the Netherlands.
Leeds have been named among his suitors on more than one occasion, with it reported last week that the Elland Road side were still keeping an eye on him.
That’s because AZ Alkmaar are suffering something of an exodus of players this summer, with star men such as Koopmeiners, among others, expected to depart, or having already done so like Calvin Stengs.
Thus, the opportunity is there for the likes of Leeds to make their move and get their man, particularly if the players themselves are pushing for the moves.
It seems Koopmeiners isn’t, though, but he is in discussions with several sides about a potential transfer this summer.
“I am not a player who is going to fake injuries or play weird games,” Soccer News report him telling Voetbal International.
“I have told the club who I am talking to and how things are going. We have been in constant close contact when clubs have come forward.
“We have agreed that I will continue to report how my head is and that they indicate what they expect from me. That has been going very well so far.
“There are clubs where I could have been by now, so to speak. But then more clubs came, that also plays a part. In that sense, it is a luxury problem, which makes it more difficult because you start talking and thinking again.
“Before all those talks are scheduled, days or weeks pass by again. The reactions of all the different parties also take time. But well, AZ knows which clubs are interested and want to get around the table.”