According to several Dutch media outlets, Manchester City
owner and chairman Thaksin Shinawatra traveled to Amsterdam on Wednesday to meet
with Heerenveen representatives with a view to signing Afonso Alves.
Frisian side, visiting the capital in preparation for meeting Ajax in the Dutch
Cup, were receptive to hearing an offer for the 26 year old Brazilian
Things have seemingly gone according to plan for the former Thai
prime minister. Speculation has it that he's struck a 20 million euro agreement
with Heerenveen for a move during the winter transfer window.
Eriksson, who opted for Alves in the first place, was also said to have flown to
Amsterdam this morning to discuss terms with the player.