SC Heerenveen of Holland winger, Chidera Ejuke has found his hopes dashed in a deal that would have taken him to Italy this summer and he may end up spending another season with the modest outfit, after top brass at his Dutch Eredivisie club snubbed an offer for his transfer, megasportsaerena.com reports.
In contrast with widespread reports that Ejuke is bound to gain immensely from his heroics this season with Heerenveen, from where he has been tipped to seal a bigger deal elsewhere in the upcoming transfer window, his aspirations appear to have been put on hold.
This is sequel to reports emerging from The Netherlands that Heerenveen’s technical manager, Gerry Hamstra has admitted that the club do not want to lose Ejuke just yet, hence their smart decision to snub offers from some teams that recently made bids to sign the youthful winger.
However, the report by Voetbal International added that Heerenveen opted to keep hold of the enterprising lad for now because his current value has not been met by any of the suitors, which could now hamper his hopes of taking advantage of rave reviews that trailed his stunning form during the season to earn himself a bigger deal elsewhere this summer.
Aside the offer from Italy that was snubbed by Heerenveen, it was learnt further that bids also came from clubs in France and Russia, as a couple of interested teams opened communication with officials at Ejuke’s side over possibilities of signing of the youngster, but they all failed to meet HSC’s asking price for his transfer.
Heerenveen’s technical manager has now acknowledged that it would be difficult to keep Ejuke after his tremendous show this season, but he stressed that though they might eventually have to sell him this summer, any interested club must meet their eight million euro valuation of the 22-year-old sensation, who has three years left on his contract.
Hamstra confirmed that, in order to show that they will not let the lad get off easily, they have already rejected a bid from an Italian club that forwarded a bid for the former Valerenga of Norway star, who has already started pre-season training with Heerenveen’s squad ahead of the resumption of action in September.