Van Gaal after two more
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Louis van Gaal is setting his stall out to bring two new players to AZ in January.
AZ Alkmaar coach Louis van Gaal is setting his stall out to bring a couple of new players to the club in January.
Van Gaal is determined to mount a title challenge in the Eredivisie and has been looking at a number of players in January.
Georgian midfielder Levan Zkitishvili has failed to win a deal following a trial, but Van Gaal is still keen on signing a keeper and left winger.
"I want a goalkeeper and a left winger before January 31st," Van Gaal told the club's website. "A goalkeeper is a necessity and the best thing would be a talented youngster, but he has to be ready to play immediately both in the Eredivisie and Europe."
Nantes winger Nourdin Boukhari has been linked with a move to Alkmaar and his name does appear on Van Gaal's list of targets.
"I find him a good footballer and I am looking at him," noted Van Gaal.
AZ have lowered the asking price of Martijn Meerdink to é¼600,000 (£393,000), after their initial demand for é¼1million (£650,000) failed to tempt interested parties.