Ostlund poised for exit
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Feyenoord have confirmed their intention to allow Alexander Ostlund to leaveFeyenoord have confirmed their intention to allow Swedish defender Alexander Ostlund to move on from De Kuip in January.
The 27-year-old has slipped down the pecking order following the capture of Ron Vlaar and he has been informed his services are no longer required.
Ostlund has been left stunned by the chain of events, with his agent suggesting the defender has the qualities to succeed.
"It was an unpleasant announcement for Alexander," the player's agent Fabio Alho told Voetbal International. "He hadn't expected this, because every day he still gives all he has got for the club.
"The critics say that Alexander cannot set up play. He is no stylist, but his defence is really strong."
The club have intimated they have made the decision to aid Ostlund's hopes of securing a spot in Sweden's World Cup finals squad.
Cory Gibbs, meanwhile, has returned to De Kuip, having spent the last six months in America recovering from a serious knee injury.
The American claims he is feeling strong and eager to press for a place in the team.
"I hope I can get back as fast as possible, but the medical staff will first have to have a good look at it," Gibbs told the club's website.
Feyenoord forward Danko Lazovic is being tipped to move on loan to ADO Den Haag, having failed to shine in a similar spell at German side Bayer Leverkusen.