Clearout at Heerenveen
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Heerenveen's summer rebuilding plans have started in earnest.Heerenveen's rebuilding plans have begun with the club confirming that Victor Sikora, Denis Calincov and Hannu Haarala will not be retained in the summer.
The Frisian club signed Sikora and Calincov on loan from Ajax and Anderlecht respectively last summer and secured an option to buy at the end of this season.
The pair have failed to impress sufficiently to earn permanent moves, although rumours are suggesting Heerenveen would be prepared to sign Sikora if Ajax decide to release him on a free transfer.
Haarala, meanwhile, is likely to return to his native Finland after Heerenveen decided against taking up the option to extend his contract.
The Finn has slipped down the pecking order and is set to return home in order to boost his hopes of staying in the national team.
A player who is not part of the Abe Lenstra exodus is Austrian Under-21 international Thomas Prager who has signed a new deal which ties him to the club until 2008.