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Heerenveen hit back in Fulham bid row

Last Updated: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:32

Heerenveen president Jelko van der Wiel insists the Dutch club did not price Alfred Finnbogason out of a move to Fulham in January.

Iceland international hitman Finnbogason branded Heerenveen "amateurs" after claims that they upped their asking price from 10million euros to 12million on transfer deadline day in January.

But Van der Wiel believes Fulham were to blame for the situation that has upset Finnbogason, 24, who had scored 19 league goals before the offer and only five since.

He told Omroep Friesland: "Fulham knew for weeks that they needed strengthening, and then they came to speak to us only at five minutes to twelve for the man that they want - Finnbogason.

"They did not want to meet our price. Then they bought the Greek (Kostas Mitroglou) for 15million euros.

"If they wanted Finnbogason they would have paid our price. We did not play for high stakes."

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