Transfer news: Magnus Wolff Eikrem set to move to Heerenveen
Former Manchester United youngster Magnus Wolff Eikrem is closing in on a move from Molde to Heerenveen.
By Kent Hedlundh
Last Updated: 24/06/13 5:30pm
The 22-year-old travelled to the Netherlands over the weekend to discuss terms after a fee was agreed with Norwegian outfit Molde.
He is expected to undergo a medical in the coming days before finalising a move to the Eredivisie side, who are managed by Dutch legend Marco van Basten.
"It's to check the conditions and to see how things are there." Eikrem told VG of his trip to Holland. "Honestly, I don't know very much. I have tried to focus on the match [against Valerenga on Saturday], but it's difficult when you know that the clubs have reached an agreement.
"There is a strong desire from the coach [Van Basten] that I should go down there.
"It is tremendously important that it is the coach who wants me and not the sports director or something."
Eikrem joined United as a 16-year-old in 2006 but failed to make a senior appearance for the Old Trafford club.
He left in January 2011 to link up with former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Molde.