A Northern Ireland youth international has landed a dream trial with the same club which helped launch Luis Suarez and Arjen Robben to fame.
Adam Salley has accepted the chance to win over coaches at FC Groningen and the 17-year old centre-forward, who leaves tomorrow for the Netherlands, cannot wait to get started.
“I can’t believe it, it’s still sinking in,” said the under-17 international, who was previously with Linfield.
“I was at Swansea City on trial earlier this year, and it was a great experience to see the facilities, which were really good.
“I’ve never been to Holland before but the club and the fans who have tweeted me seem really friendly. It seems mad, but I think I would love a contract there.
“I’ll be away from Tuesday to Sunday, with the hope of playing a game on Saturday.”