According to the medium, a medical examination is scheduled for Monday and a three-year contract is ready at the Rat Verlegh Stadium. The right back is on the eve of a reunification with Maurice Steijn, who was his trainer at VVV between 2015 and 2019. Rutten left for the Italian Crotone in mid-2019, but that adventure was not a success: after 26 Series B minutes, he canceled his contract at the end of May. His name fell directly in Venlo, but it is NAC that runs with the fullback.
The West Brabanders recently said goodbye to Pele van Anholt, but have almost received his successor: Rutten has to compete with fellow right-back Robin Schouten. The former player of FC Den Bosch, VVV and Crotone should become the second summer addition after Thom Haye. NAC is also still hoping for the arrival of Dion Malone, who left ADO Den Haag, but is beckoning to a foreign adventure.