Gudmundsson was taken over by FC Groningen two years ago from Halmstads BK and has developed well as an attacking wing defender. With 10 million euros in transfer income (both amounts include bonuses), FC Groningen surpasses these window clubs such as Feyenoord (which only Berghuis sold to Ajax for 5.5 million euros), Vitesse (which Bazoer and Tannane were not yet able to sell) and FC Utrecht (which is waiting for the sale of Gyrano Church to Lokomotiv Moscow).
FC Groningen returns to the Swedish market to succeed Gudmundsson. Swedish sources report that the northerners are taking over Yahya Kalley from IFK Göteborg for 400,000 euros. Kalley is a 20-year-old left-back who is a youth international for Sweden.
FC Groningen has already secured a successor for Matusiwa. Laros Duarte comes over from Sparta Rotterdam for a transfer fee of 1 million euros.
FC Groningen wants to further strengthen itself with the 19-year-old wing attacker Sebastian Tounekti of the Norwegian FK Bodo/Glimt. Tounekti is a Tunisian, born in Tromsø, Norway, who previously played youth international matches for Norway, but was recently called up to the Tunisian national team. Tounekti is nominated to be rented with an option to buy, Norwegian media report.
Technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus of FC Groningen has been asked about all FC Groningen activities on the transfer market, but only wants to provide an explanation after September 1.