Landzaat set for Spain - Agent
By Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Denny Landzaat is destined to snub Wigan and sign for Espanyol, according to his agent.
The Dutch international midfielder held talks with the Barcelona-based side a number of weeks ago - but Espanyol have thus far been unable to strike a deal with AZ Alkmaar, offering just é¼2 million (£1.3 million).
Now Wigan, Stuttgart and Levante have all made counter-offers - all understood to be at AZ's valuation of é¼3 million (£2 million).
However, Sigi Lens insists that Landzaat will not go back on his original decision to join Espanyol.
"It is certain that several clubs have presented proposals for Landzaat," Lens told Radio Com.
"But the player has made a deal with Espanyol and he is not going to go into reverse gear.
"We are convinced that everything will be favourably solved."
AZ claim that talks are ongoing with all parties and Landzaat would only move if they agree to it.
"The clubs are still negotiating," AZ spokesperson Erik van Leeuwen said.
"I know people have this view of players from Holland that they are real bargains, and sometimes that is the case.
"But Denny is still our player under contract, and he is also now a proven international.
"We are not a candy store where you can put down 10 cents and walk away with something very good. We just hope everything works out for Denny."