NEC want to keep United starlet
By Gerrit van Leeuwen & Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
NEC Nijmegen are hoping to keep on-loan starlet David Jones for a further season.
NEC Nijmegen are hoping they can keep on-loan starlet David Jones for a further season.
Jones arrived in Holland on a season-long loan in January but after impressing, NEC are hoping Manchester United will allow the youngster to remain at De Goffert until the end of the 2006/07 campaign.
The Dutch side are so happy with Jones that they are also looking at bringing in more of United's stars for next season.
Tom Heaton, Lee Martin, Souleymane Mamam, Dong Fangzhou and Sylvan Blake, all currently on loan to Belgian side FC Antwerp, visited NEC on Thursday and trained with the club in a bid to impress new coach Mario Been.
"We hope we can loan one or two more players from Manchester United," said NEC's technical director Leen Looyen.
The club hope to know within a fortnight which of the youngsters will be returning to Holland next season.