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Swans Trial Dutch Midfielder Van Der Heijden

Swans Trial Dutch Midfielder Van Der Heijden

Swansea City have handed Dutch Midfielder Michael van der Heijden a trial at the club.

Last season the 26 year old plyed his trade with FC Lisse who are in the Hoofdklasse the third tier of the Dutch game. Van Der Heijden also has had a trial with Erste Divise outfit RBC Roosendaal. From a young age the Dutchman had a passion for the game and moving through the amateur leagues in Holland with Lenig En Snel he made the move into the professional game with a move to Ado Den Haag.

Making his début on the 29th April 2001 in the 2-0 win over FC Zwolle, Van Der Heijden would make a further 34 appearances for the club.Whilst with Ado Den Hagg he played alongside Ferrie Bodde and Dorus De Vries.

Two seasons later the highly sought after midfielder made a move to RKC Waalwijk for €1.9 million.Adding to his journeyman tag the Hauge born midfielder has also played for FC Dordrecht, Haarlem and FC Omniworld,Van Der Heijden is available on a free transfer.

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Date:Monday July 14 2008
Time: 7:22PM


Is he the style of player to replace Bodde?
14/07/2008 19:28:00
Must be worth a go on a free
14/07/2008 20:07:00
No surprise the club is looking for a replacement for Bodde.
14/07/2008 20:38:00
He's a natural RW/FW so no replacement for Bodde.
15/07/2008 09:40:00
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