Leverkusen to offer Zenden pay-per-play deal
Bayer Leverkusen are seriously thinking about signing free agent Boudewijn Zenden, according to Kicker.
The German giants are a bit short on cover at the left-back position and they believe the veteran would be a good solution for the burning issue.
The 36-year-old has been a free agent for over a year now and he was recently invited by his friend and Bayer Leverkusen boss Sami Hyypia to train with die Werkself.
After seeing the player in action, the club chiefs are reportedly ready to offer the player a one-year contract and a chance to finally return into action.
Given that the player has been out of competitive action for so long, Zenden will be offered a pay-per-play deal.
The veteran midfielder has a wealth of experience, having played for PSV Eindhoven, Bracelona, Chelsea and Liverpool, among other clubs.
Villa make Hutton available for loan
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has revealed that defender Alan Hutton will be allowed to leave the club on loan.
The Scottish international has been dropped from the squad at the start of the season and is currently training with the reserves.
He has failed to make a single appearance for the Midlands club this season and Villa boss Paul Lambert is prepared to farm the player out on loan.
“There could be a chance of him going out on loan,” Lambert was quoted as saying in Daily Mirror. “I’ve told him that if there is something there then he can look at it.
“I’ve always been honest with him. I think that is the best way of being honest with people. He knows the situation.”
The 27-year-old joined Aston Villa in a €4.5 million deal from Tottenham in the summer of 2011 and enjoyed a good first season at the club.
However, Hutton lost his place in the side following the arrival of Paul Lambert and wasn’t even in contention for any of the games this season.
Marcus Hahnemann joins Seattle Sounders
Veteran goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann has joined Seattle Sounders after signing with the Major League Soccer.
The 40-year-old arrived to the club after Seattle FC Toronto’s spot at the top of allocation rankings in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
The former Reading goalkeeper has been a free agent since he was released from his contract at Everton at the end of last season.
“This is where I started my career and I wanted to finish here,” Hahnemann said to club’s official website.
“This is what we’ve always dreamed would happen in Seattle, and what I always wanted when I was here.”
The American international began his professional career at Seattle Sounders some 18 years ago and has since played for Fulham, Reading, Wolverhampton and Everton among others.
Hahnemann made just 9 United States caps during his career, but took part in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.