FC Groningen is considering hiring Glenn Bijl until the end of the season. The 26-year-old right back exchanged FC Emmen for Krylja Sovetov Samara last summer, but he is allowed to leave until the summer due to the unrest in Russia.
FIFA announced on Monday that players in the Russian and Ukrainian leagues can suspend their contracts until June 30. They can then work for another club on a free transfer until the summer. This special transfer window is open until April 7. According to technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus van Groningen, the possible arrival of Bijl is still at ‘an early stage’. “We are now figuring out exactly what the new rules are. Glenn can be an interesting player for us and I am also in contact with him at the moment,” Fledderus told RTV Noord. The talks are in the exploratory phase. “I haven’t discussed this with the coaching staff yet either.” The Groningers tried to get Bijl back two years ago, but then the former youth player of the club extended his contract with FC Emmen. In the past transfer period, the Trots van het Noorden was looking for a new right back, but test player Pelé van Anholt was not satisfied.
Update: The interest of FC Groningen in Glenn Bijl does not seem concrete at the moment. “We are currently not negotiating with anyone about any of our players,” technical director Sergey Kornilenko told VoetbalPrimeur .
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