Shaktar home in on Vrede
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Ukrainian champions have been negotiating with the Dutch side for the past few days and are hopeful of persuading the Surinam-born star to join them.
At 29 Vrede, who is contracted until next summer, is seeking a lucrative move abroad after spending the last six years with Roda.
Italian coach Nevio Scala wants Vrede to strenghten his defensive line and will no doubt use the lure of the Champions League to tempt the Dutchman to Ukrainian soil.
Greek titans AEK Athens and Rangers are also thought to be eyeing Vrede.