Due to the defeat in Ukraine, AZ missed a golden opportunity to make a financial step to the national top. In the Champions League alone, a starting premium of 15.25 million euros is ready. An amount to dream of for the people of North Holland, who have a budget of around 25 million.
It AD emphasizes that AZ is financially healthy and ‘will not just give in to every bid for one of the pearls in the selection’. At the same time, the corona crisis is also affecting Alkmaar and the club is experiencing financial nuisance from the collapsed roof. AZ therefore needs a financial injection. This is evident from the fact that not Terence Kongolo, Mike van der Hoorn, Jan Paul van Hecke, Wesley Hoedt or Micky van de Ven was attracted, but the transfer-free Timo Letschert.
There is now a lot of dormant interest for Myron Boadu and Calvin Stengs. In addition to the financial situation at AZ, playing in the Champions League is no longer an argument for them to stay. The Telegraph previously reported that AZ may be forced to sell a top player.