No Roda deal for de Graaf
By Martijn Prins
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roda JC have revealed that Edwin de Graaf's demands proved beyond them.Roda JC have revealed that Edwin de Graaf's demands proved beyond them.
De Graaf has been informed he can move on from Feyenoord, news which alerted both Groningen and Roda.
Roda entered into negotiations with the midfielder, but were put off by his wage demands.
Although de Graaf is eager to secure regular playing time, the 25-year-old is equally keen on achieving a contract similar to the deal he is on at De Kuip.
"Feyenoord and Roda tried to find a solution," said Roda technical manager Frank Rutten. "But the player didn't.
"We can't and won't spend that amount."
De Graaf is contracted to Feyenoord until 2008 and is prepared to sit and wait for the right move.
"If things don't work out, I'll just stay in Rotterdam," stated de Graaf.
De Graaf's failure to agree a deal with Roda is also set to impact on PSV Eindhoven, as the Kerkrade club will not allow Predrag Filipovic to move to the Eredivisie champions until they secure a suitable replacement.