Swedish national team player Muamer Tankovic is changing country and league; he's leaving Fulham for Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar. There, he will be trained by Marco van Basten.
Fulham got relegated from the Premier League after a nightmare season. Muamer Tankovic, 19, is not, however joining them in the Championship. This is after the club did not want to extend with the Swedish wonderkid. The 19-year-old arrived at the London club in 2011, and managed to play three matches in the top division where he raised a lot of eyebrows with his passing ability and technique.
The Swede, who made his debut in the national team in 2014, is now changing league to the Dutch Eredivisie. AZ Alkmaar, who finished eighth in the league, gave Tankovic a five year contract. At AZ Alkmaar 19-year-old will receive the honor to get coached by with the legendary Marco van Basten, the new Manager of the club.
According to AZ Alkmaar's website, this is what Tankovic had to say about the transfer:
"At this club I can learn from a legend such as Marco van Basten. I believe in myself. I'll show it on the pitch. I play to entertain myself and the audience."
"My strengths are my focus, technique and my vision. I create opportunities for others but prefer even more to score."
He definitely wont get lonely in Alkmaar since AZ already has three fellow Swedes on its payroll with Viktor Elm, Denni Avdic, and Mattias Johansson.
Tankovic has been capped 19 times for the Swedish U17 national team and scored 9 times for them. He also has 19 caps for the U19 national team scoring 10 times. He collected his first full cap this season after some impressive performances for Fulham.
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