Vitas line up Veldwijk deal

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Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk could be in line for a return to the Eredivisie ahead of the new campaign, with Vitesse Arnhem mooted as a possible destination.

Since leaving the Dutch top-flight after an incredible season with PEC Zwolle, where the target-man scored 14 goals and registered nine assists in 36 games; the 25-year-old has struggled to settle in a new environment.

After starting last season as a Nottingham Forest player, he departed to Belgian Pro League side KV Kortrijk, where injury struck, leaving Veldwijk to fall down the pecking order.

A loan spell in Norway then followed where the Dutch-born forward has impressed in the Tippeligaen, scoring five goals in 14 games for Aalesunds.

However, with his temporary switch set to end at the end of July, Vitas has been linked with the South Africa international, as they look towards replacing Ricky van Wolfswinkel – who joined Basel.

Veldwijk revealed he discussed his future with the interested club's manager Henk Fraser recently.

"During the last international weekend, I had a good conversation with Henk Fraser… It's nice to be closer to my family," he told Fox Sport.

A move to the Dutch side will see the former Utrecht forward link up with his international teammate Thulani Serero – who recently joined the club from domestic rivals Ajax Amsterdam.