Koeman intent on keeping Wamberto
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 28-year-old became the subject of a move away from the Amsterdam ArenA when fellow Dutch Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade wanted the South American in exchange for Ajax transfer target Tom Soetaers.
The Belgian left winger has attracted the interest of the Amsterdam giants but Roda seem keen to get something in return for the former Anderlecht man.
Ajax have instead offered Cedric van der Gun and Nordin Boukhari to Roda as possible player exchange deals but the Parkstad Limburg Stadion club turned down that proposal.
The Ajax manager made clear his intention to keep the diminutive Wamberto and admits it may take some time in order to land Soetaers.
"I want to keep him (Wamberto)," Koeman told RTL.
"The only players in my squad who could be used in this transfer are van der Gun and Boukhari.
"Roda doesn't want them. Therefore, we have to wait."
Ajax, meanwhile, are preparing to travel to Austria to face Grazer AK in their Champions League third round qualifier first leg match on Tuesday.