Ron Vlaar agrees to rejoin AZ Alkmaar until summer
Last Updated: 07/12/15 3:46pm
Ron Vlaar has agreed to rejoin AZ Alkmaar on a deal until the end of the season.
The Netherlands defender left Aston Villa in the summer after rejecting the offer of a new contract and subsequently underwent knee surgery.
Vlaar has been without a club since then but has now agreed to return to Dutch side AZ, where he made his professional debut a decade ago.
AZ director of football Max Huiberts said: "We are very pleased with the capture of Ron Vlaar. He gives our selection a huge quality boost.
"I do not need to explain what are his strengths, which everyone can see the last few seasons. Last year he was a driving force behind the success of [the Netherlands] at the World Cup.
"Mentally Ron brings a lot. His presence can boost both the performance of the team and the development of other players. "
Vlaar's move is subject to a successful medical.