Vrede flies out to Ukraine
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Roda JC agreed terms with the Ukrainians last week, and the player will now spend a week in the former mining city before deciding whether to accept the move.
Vrede is expected to play in a friendly for Nevio Scala`s side, but that is more for the player to get to know his prospective team-mates rather than the club to assess the defender.
The 29-year-old is keen to embrace a new culture, but wants to find out if the conditions in Donetsk have improved since his last visit.
Vrede played against Shakhtar for Roda in the Uefa Cup three seasons ago and returned decidedly unimpressed from his visit to the Eastern Bloc.
If the conditions are more to his taste, Vrede will wrap up the deal at some point in July.