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Kromkamp lined up by Villarreal

Published: Tuesday 2 August 2005, 11.43CET
Villarreal CF have reached an agreement with AZ Alkmaar to sign Dutch international defender Jan Kromkamp.

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Published: Tuesday 2 August 2005, 11.43CET

Kromkamp lined up by Villarreal

Villarreal CF have reached an agreement with AZ Alkmaar to sign Dutch international defender Jan Kromkamp.

Villarreal CF have reached an agreement with AZ Alkmaar for the signing of their Dutch international defender Jan Kromkamp.

Lengthy contract
The Spanish side said the 24-year-old will pen a five-year contract although the fee is yet to be announced. Kromkamp, a right wing-back who has won four caps for the Netherlands, was one of Alkmaar's star performers last season as they finished third in the Eredivisie and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, eliminating Villarreal in the quarter-finals in April.

Surgery
Six days after the second-leg against Villarreal, however, Kromkamp tore a joint in his left ankle during a league match against AFC Ajax, keeping him out for the rest of the season. The former Go Ahead Eagles player has fully recovered following surgery and could play in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round against Everton FC if he is signed and registered in time.

Last updated: 02/08/05 23.42CET

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