Foreign clubs eye up AZ players

Foreign football clubs are looking at a number of players at Alkmaar football club AZ, which is without a main sponsor following the bankruptcy of DSB bank, the AD reports.

The paper says a number of scouts were at Tuesday’s Champions League match between AZ and Arsenal, which resulted in a 1-1 draw.
AZ’s owner Dirk Scheringa brushed off a number of offers in the summer, the paper says. But now players may be tempted to make a move for more financial security.
A representative for striker Moussa Dembélé told the paper AZ’s problems may speed up his departure. ‘It was clear he wanted to make a move next year. This could speed that up,’ the spokesman said.
Star striker Mounir el-Hamdaoui, who was the premier league’s top scorer last season, is also looking around, the paper said.
Meanwhile, the curators say people owned money by DSB Beheer, the holding company of DSB bank, may have to wait up to five years for their money because the company is so complicated.
DSB Beheer, which owns AZ, Scheringa’s modern art museum and DSB bank, was declared bankrupt on Wednesday. DSB itself folded on Monday.

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