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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Feyenoord urge Aston Villa to make a decision over signing Vlaar

The agent of Feyenoord defender Ron Vlaar will set Aston Villa a deadline to conclude transfer negotiations, according to the club’s managing director.

The Dutch centre-half, who appeared at Euro 2012, reportedly met manager Paul Lambert for talks at Villa Park last weekend, with the new boss eager to draft in Vlaar for a reasonable fee.

Martin van Geel, Feyenoord’s managing director has now confirmed that the defender’s agent will inform the Midlands club of a potential cut-off point in talks, as he believes the uncertainty over Vlaar’s future is unsettling the player

“Especially towards Ron it’s not decent [to wait this long]. My opinion is that a club is morally obligated to have some clearancy towards a prospected new player,” he told reporters.

“The current situation only creates more vagueness. Not only with us, but also with Ron. It’s really eating him up, I am noticing.

“If I were Ron, I would set a deadline. I’ve understood that his agent will do just that. Ron is allowed to finally know where this is going, and so are we.”

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