Wielaert opts for Twente
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
NEC Nijmegen defender Rob Wielaert has signed a long-term deal at Twente.
NEC Nijmegen defender Rob Wielaert has signed a long-term deal at Twente after turning his back on NAC Breda.
The experienced defender agreed to sign a four-year deal at NAC in January, but the club's decision to axe coach Cees Lok prompted him to change his mind.
NAC decided not to force Wielaert into honouring his commitment and this has allowed him to sign a four-year contract at Twente.
"It's very simple," said NAC chairman Theo Mommers. "Players who don't want to play with their whole heart and soul in Breda don't have to come."
Twente coach Fred Rutten has expressed delight at signing Wielaert.
"I set out to sign him and I am happy that it has happened so quickly," said Rutten.
Excelsior have boosted their ranks with the capture of NAC Breda striker Robert Braber.
The 23-year-old has failed to nail down a permanent start at NAC, having started his career at Excelsior, and he is returning to Rotterdam following a loan spell at Helmond Sport.
Braber has signed a three-year contract at Excelsior.