Groningen technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus has told rtvnoord that Derby County have made an offer for central defender Mike te Wierik.
The Rams are reportedly making a late push for the Groningen captain.
Phillip Cocu’s side have been chasing a central defender all month. Now, with just over 24 hours of the transfer window remaining, they have turned to the Eredivisie.
Speaking to reporters, Mark-Jan Fledderus has confirmed Derby’s offer.
They reported to us yesterday and it is concrete in itself. For us it is a difficult puzzle, since we also know that there is interest in Samir Memisevic. It will be difficult to let two central defenders go.
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Te Wierik joined Groningen from Heracles in 2017. His contract expires this summer, meaning he can walk away on a free at the end of the season.
Groningen may feel they are better of cashing in on him this month.
Te Wierik boasts an 87.4% pass-accuracy rate. He is a ball-playing central defender, and he has helped Groningen post the second-best defensive record in the Eredivisie.
The 27-year-old also suggested to the same editorial he is keen on to move to Pride Park, saying: “It is a super nice club and competition.”
Derby will desperate to get this one over the line in order to bolster their squad.