Double delight for AZ
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ Alkmaar coach Louis van Gaal raided the transfer market once again on Thursday.
AZ Alkmaar coach Louis van Gaal raided the transfer market once again on Thursday, snapping up Julien Jenner and David Mendes da Silva from NAC Breda.
Van Gaal is determined to wrestle the Eredivisie crown from PSV Eindhoven and he has been supported in the transfer market by the club's board.
The respected tactician has moved to strengthen his right side, with full back Mendes da Silva and winger Jenner bolstering the squad.
The pair have signed five-year deals and the capture of Mendes da Silva ends a long chase for van Gaal.
The 24-year-old has always been held in high regard, having played for Sparta Rotterdam and Ajax, and he will look to enhance his reputation in Alkmaar.
Jenner, 22, climbed through the ranks at NAC and cemented a place in the side after making his debut in May 2004.