As expected, AZ Alkmaar have swooped to sign Gijs Luirink from Groningen and this has allowed the latter to step up their search for a replacement.
AZ have been tracking the defender for some time and wrapped up his capture on Friday.
The 22-year-old has signed a five-year deal and his exit has prompted Groningen to step up their search for new defensive blood.
Karl Svensson (pictured) is the player who has come under the microscope, with Groningen reportedly keen to wrap up a deal in the next couple of weeks.
The IFK Gothenburg man is part of Sweden's World Cup squad and the Dutch outfit are eager to sign him before he heads to Germany.