Sparta keen on young Gunner

13 May 2009 09:18
Sparta Rotterdam are considering whether to offer Vincent van den Berg a permanent contract.[LNB] The highly-rated midfielder, 20, has been on Arsenal's books since 2006 but he has not been able to break into Arsene Wenger's squad.[LNB]He has spent the last two seasons out on loan, most recently with Dutch club FC Zwolle.[LNB]Sparta are now keen to keep Van den Berg in his homeland and will take a look at him in a match against Young NEC Nijmegen this week. [LNB]"He has already trained with us a couple of times," Sparta technical director Richard Grootscholten told ELF Voetbal.[LNB]"He can play in a match so we can see what he can offer us. That's what trial matches are for, isn't it?[LNB]"He may be a reinforcement for Sparta. We of course know that Vincent is a good player but he was out for a while.[LNB]"We will decide later on if we are going to offer him a permanent contract. I don't know when that will happen, we don't want to put a timeframe on it.[LNB]"Let's wait and see what happens."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports