Construction contractor Karel Vrolijk from Fijnaart in Brabant is the new owner of the Breda football club NAC, Omroep Brabant reports. Vrolijk has today signed a purchase contract, whereby he takes over the shares from the current owners. According to Voetbal International, he paid six million euros for it.
According to the regional broadcaster, the building contractor has big plans for the club. Through a five-year plan, Vrolijk wants to structurally increase the budget to 18 to 20 million euros. That should ensure that NAC will be promoted within two years and become a stable middle engine in the Eredivisie. Attracting and developing young players will also become an important pillar of Vrolijk’s new policy.
The builder already informed Omroep Brabant in July that he wanted to buy the shares of his favorite club. The shareholders then put the shares up for sale after a disagreement arose with some of the supporters. Merry made an offer together with supporters collective Ons NAC, but it was rejected by the owners.
But the shareholders were unable to secure suitable parties in recent months, which is why Karel Vrolijk came into the picture again. This time, both parties managed to come to an agreement, without the participation of the supporters’ collective. The new owner of NAC wants to closely involve the Breda supporters and sponsors with the club.
Although the purchase contract has been signed, the final takeover still needs approval from the KNVB, the Supervisory Board and the NOAD Foundation.