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AZ secure keepers' contracts

Published: Monday 30 April 2007, 13.15CET
AZ Alkmaar have signed goalkeepers Boy Waterman and Sergio Romero on long-term contracts as they look ahead to European football again next season.

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Published: Monday 30 April 2007, 13.15CET

AZ secure keepers' contracts

AZ Alkmaar have signed goalkeepers Boy Waterman and Sergio Romero on long-term contracts as they look ahead to European football again next season.

AZ Alkmaar have signed goalkeepers Boy Waterman and Sergio Romero on long-term contracts as they look ahead to playing European football again next season.

Untimely dismissal
The 23-year-old Waterman was playing for AZ on loan from SC Heerenveen but has now signed a four-year contract with the club after Louis van Gaal's side paid an undisclosed fee for his services. Waterman was dismissed 18 minutes into AZ's 3-2 defeat at SC Excelsior at the weekend - a result that cost the UEFA Cup quarter-finalists the Dutch title.

Goalkeeping team
Argentinian Under-21 international Romero has also joined the club from Racing Club de Avellaneda for another undisclosed fee, signing a contract that will keep him in Alkmaar until 2012. With Joe Didulica expected to return from injury by the start of next season AZ will have three good custodians, suggesting Khalid Sinouh, Job Bulters and Theo Zwarthoed could all leave.

Play-offs
Having finished third in the Eredivisie behind champions PSV Eindhoven and AFC Ajax, AZ will compete in the Netherlands' end-of-season play-offs and could yet qualify for the UEFA Champions League. They will face Ajax in the Dutch Cup final on 6 May. Win or lose, they are already guaranteed a place in next season's UEFA Cup.

Last updated: 30/04/07 14.55CET

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