Jeffrey Bruma will most likely leave sc Heerenveen again next summer. The 31-year-old defender came over from Kasimpasa on a free transfer in January, but a longer stay at the Abe Lenstra Stadium is not an option.
“The approach of Jeffrey’s arrival was clear. He was brought in as a replacement for the injured Sven van Beek. Financially speaking, a longer stay is also not feasible. You have to be that realistic,” says technical director Ferry de Haan van Heerenveen to Omrop Friesland.
A total of nine players have an expiring contract. The Frisian club wants to sit down with keepers Xavier Mous and Jan Bekkema, Rami Al Hajj and Joost van Aken in the short term. Timo Zaal will also be available on a free transfer next summer. Mercenaries Sydney van Hooijdonk and Antoine Colassin have been hired and will return to their own club after this season, Bologna and Anderlecht respectively.
Ché Nunnely can count on a longer stay. The right winger signed a contract for six months in the winter, but with an option. “Ché did not want to commit himself definitively without knowing whether he has any perspective here. That is why we have made an agreement that his contract will be automatically extended for x number of matches”, says De Haan. “He is almost there, so you can assume that Ché will also play here next season.”
Clubs must formally cancel expiring player contracts before April 1. If that does not happen, the players can still cancel their commitment before May 15. Otherwise, the contract will be automatically extended for one year under the same conditions.