As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man Utd legend Stam: Van den Berg deal win:win for Liverpool

Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam can understand Liverpool signing Sepp van den Berg.

Stam gave the 17 year-old his debut as PEC Zwolle boss.

"Sepp is a very talented player, we've said that many times at PEC Zwolle," Manchester United Treble winner Stam told a news conference on Sunday.

"We all know how this world works, so it's inevitable that a player makes a transfer at a certain point in his career.

"We know that English and Spanish clubs scout all over the world, but especially in the Netherlands for talented Dutch defenders, because they're known to be good with their feet.

"Those clubs usually have enough money lying around to take a risk and sign a few of them and see if it pays off in the long run.

"If it works out, great. If it doesn't, they'll probably sell them for more money than before. In the end it's up to the clubs, but I wish Sepp all the best and I hope he'll turn out to be a big success story at Liverpool."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free