Bafana striker set for shock transfer

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Sparta Rotterdam captain Lars Veldwijk has reportedly completed a shock transfer from the Eredivisie side after falling out of favour with manager Henk Fraser.

Veldwijk, 28, captained Sparta to promotion from the Eerste Divisie last season, leading by example with 24 goals and five assists in 36 games.

However, the return to the top-flight has been the towering striker fall out of favour, having started only four games across all competitions.

Despite scoring five goals in the process, Veldwijk is said to have been given no assurances of a more prominent role in the second half of the season.

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As a result, the South Africa international has now joined K-League champions, Jeonbuk Hyundai, the side who thrashed Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 in the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup.

According to Dutch news outlet, Rijnmond, Veldwijk was denied a transfer at first due to the club's asking price.

But he was later allowed to depart the club's mid-season training camp in Spain after 'lacking motivation' and negatively influencing the squad.

The report further added that Veldwijk returned to the Netherlands where he signed a two-year contract the South Korean giants.

At Jeonbuk, the Netherlands-born striker will now feature under Jose Morais, who worked as an assistant to Jose Mourinho at Internazionale, Real Madrid and Chelsea.

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