Genero Zeefuik today revealed his desire to fire Hearts to the Championship title and convince Tynecastle officials to buy him from FC Groningen.
The Dutch striker would like a permanent move to Edinburgh when his loan ends in May, but Groningen want a transfer fee to terminate his contract, which runs until summer 2016. Zeefuik admitted he has no idea how much his parent club are asking for. However, he hopes to persuade Hearts that he is worth investing in. He cost Groningen ¤500,000 from PSV Eindhoven in 2012, but is no longer wanted at the Euroborg. He has four goals in five matches since arriving at Tynecastle on loan last month.
The 24-year-old believes he can succeed in Scotland and aims to score more goals to help Hearts secure promotion to the Scottish Premiership – and win himself a permanent move.
“Maybe if they want me we are going to talk. We will wait and see what I will do next season,” Zeefuik told the Evening News.
“I hope that I can play more games here and score more goals. After the season, we will look at what I’m going to do. I want to prove myself to Hearts.
“It would be good for me to stay here and play in a higher division. I hope so.
“We will see after the season what they [Hearts] want to do. They have a lot of good strikers here – Gary [Oliver], Keatsy [James Keatings], Osman [Sow], Soufian [El Hassnaoui]. There are four or five very good strikers so we need to wait and see.”
Groningen want to recoup some of their investment in Zeefuik after signing him from PSV on a four-year contract. The player said he is unsure about exactly what fee they would demand. “I don’t know what they want for me. I have no idea,” he added.