SC Heerenveen remain optimistic regarding the ongoing situation concerning defender Pawel Bochniewicz, Voetbal International reports.
The Polish international is highly thought of and is just months away of being allowed to leave on a free transfer which means in January the 26-year-old is free to speak to other clubs.
At the start the saga, technical manager Ferry de Haan was not very optimisitc about the chances of getting Bochniewicz’s signature on a new contract.
“It won’t be easy, I can be honest about that. Financially, that will be a tough challenge,” he said back in October.
After a number of talks with the central defender, the mood is now significantly more positive.
“Our intentions have always been to continue working together for a longer period of time, Pawel is now also in that position,” says De Haan. So pretty much all signals are green for a reasonably unexpected contract extension. The intention is that this will be formalized in the course of January in the presence of Bochniewicz’s agent.
“Until then, I’m holding back a little, but it does indeed look good. We are very happy with that.”
The centre-back joined the Eredivisie side back in the summer transfer window in 2020 for just over €1 million from Polish side Gornick Zabrze. He has previously played for Granada,m Udinese and Reggina before moving to the Netherlands where he immediately became a first-team player.
In 2021, he suffered a cruciate ligament injury on his left knee which saw him on the sidelines for a long period of time but by the start of this season he returned to the starting eleven.