AZ close on Gudjonsson
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
AZ Alkmaar are close to agreeing terms with Leicester midfielder Joey Gudjonsson.AZ Alkmaar are close to agreeing terms with Leicester City midfielder Joey Gudjonsson, according to reports in Holland.
The Icelandic midfielder, formerly of Aston Villa, Real Betis and Wolves, is out of contract in the summer and is available on a free transfer.
Gudjonsson has also spoken to Dutch rivals PSV Eindhoven, but after a meeting with AZ coach Louis van Gaal he is believed to prefer a switch to Alkmaarder Hout.
The 25-year-old played his football in the Eredivisie with RKC Waalwijk prior to his é¼3.65 million (£2.5 million) switch to Real Betis.
Meanwhile, AZ midfielder Danny Mathijssen could be set for a loan move after failing to secure regular football with the side.
The 21-year-old, a free transfer signing from Willem II last summer, is seeking a temporary switch in order to boost his match fitness.
RKC Waalwijk and NAC Breda have already been mentioned as possible suitors although no deal between the clubs has been struck.
Other candidates available are Adil Ramzi and Haris Medunjanin. Ramzi is not part of van Gaal's plans while Medunjanin is currently down the pecking order.