RKC Waalwijk have swooped to sign Ricky van den Bergh from Sparta.
The midfielder featured regularly for Sparta last term, but a fee of é¼500,000 persuaded the Rotterdammers to cash in.
ADO Den Haag were also in the running, but the 25-year-old was attracted by RKC's project and has now committed himself to the club.
Sparta have been boosted, though, by the news that Anthony Obodai (pictured) has signed a contract which runs until 2009.
RKC have also received their own fillip on the contract front, with keeper Jurgen Wevers signing a deal which ties him to the club until the summer of 2009.