“It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.
Van den Berg made 15 appearances in the Dutch top flight last season, helping Zwolle to a 13th place finish.
Damn, that is actually quite impressive for a 17 year old. I wonder if we will see him play for the first team this season.
I’d put money on it if I were a gambling fella.
Good signing, apparently beat off interest from Bayern and Barfa (sorry, Barca). From what I’ve read he’s not a. Academy signing, they see him possibly going into the first team sooner than later (ala Gomez).
Your sources? He is a 17 year old kid. We have four senior centre backs already ahead of him and doubt he is already ahead of Hoever at this stage or Phillips even.
Bayern had tried to convince PEC Zwolle’s van den Berg of a change to the Säbener road. On Wednesday, officials for the Bavarian club had a series of increasingly desperate phone calls with the player’s management in an attempt to stop his transfer to Liverpool.
I think we should get revenge and unsettle Coman!
Happy 18th kiddo, best of luck.
Happy birthday to him but in all honesty do any of you guys see this kid making it with us? He seems very average in the games I've seen, but he is still young.
Dont know what to think, still to early days, need more time in his legs before any of us could predict his future.
yes but if you compare him to Hoever for example then the ability and reading of the game is miles apart, Hoever almost looks ready to play for the senior team but Sepp would scare the sh*t out of me if he lined up in the senior team.
Are people really knocking an 18 year old kid, who played against players who are vastly more experienced and physically developed?Anything for a whinge I suppose.Let's face it, the kids got thrown to the wolves, through no fault of their own, or the club.
Nothing to do with Physicality, no one is expecting to match that it's about positioning and awareness and at the moment the jury is out .
Not based on the villa game but he seems for a cb timid as F**k,dunno if it's a language issue or if he's not settled in,confidance but something's not right with the way he's playing.
oh have a day off you daft sods.He's a kid playing in a team of kids against a premier league team.ffs.
Who is basing judgements solely based on playing against Villa because I ain't. So thank you very much for your insight but I think I will judge a player based on what I have seen and what I have seen is not great and I stick by that hopefully it improves but I am usually pretty good at working a players ability out
Seeing CB's generally start really progressing between 26-28 i think i will give him 8-10 more years to judge him, he's still growing into his body; and figure our scouts figured his ability with that in mind.
I said not based on the Villa game but we paid money for him and he's played in the dutch league so yep hold him to higher standard then the likes of Remi Savage,who i think is a better player at the moment and Billy Koumetico in the u-18's.If we can't talk about players cos they're young than lock all the F***ing threads related to that and we can talk sh*te about Sakho instead.
Not F***ing judging, F***ing using an internet forum,Seen your previous form on here mate so i'm out of this.
Good solid performance against Shrewsbury. A massive improvement from his first few performance the kid is on the right track. The way he winning headers after headers reminded me of another Dutch player!
It seems he's been deployed mostly as a right back for Preston. He's never been the quickest, so it's a bit of a strange one... I don't think he will have a future with us in that position, but it can be good for his overall development.
Yeah, I wonder what's up with that. He did play the last 4 games as a center-back according to Transfermarkt (in a 3 men backline) but it's mostly been RWB this season as well as last season. I guess it can't really do him any bad in terms of becoming better with the ball at his feet as well as passing the ball but I also guess there is some things beyond my understanding that are going on in terms of our staff's vision for him
Could be as simple as he isn't bulky enough to be a CB (YET), especially in a physical league like the championship.He has the ability to play the games but maybe the coaches see it as a weakness that he hasn't fully physically developed yet. Similar to Joe Gomez' development
Anybody watches the Championship and could give us an update on this kid? If I remember correctly I liked his performance when he played against us in the League Cup back in October.
Gone on loan to FC Schalke 04 for the season after signing new contract.
Pretty brutal looking injury tonight against Augsburg. Hopefully its not too bad. It's a shame because he was having a pretty good loan so far since joining them (based on the videos I've watched of his minutes in those games.) Get well soon Sepp.
He is ruled out for the rest of this year having had surgery on his ankle. Expected to make a comeback after the WC. Hopefully whoever is the coach by then at Schalke gives him a chance because he was doing well before the injury. I think Van den Berg is one of our brightest young talents.