Dundee talking to David Witteveen over possible loan move
Having been informed he has no future at Tynecastle, the 25-year-old is eager to move before the transfer window closes to ensure regular first-team football. He has already undergone a trial with the German third division club Wacker Burghausen but may have an opportunity to remain in Scotland with Gordon Chisholm and his assistant, Billy Dodds, admirers of his scoring prowess on loan at Morton last season.
Dodds has spoken with Jim Jefferies about a loan deal for Witteveen to remedy the lack of attacking options available at the Tayside club. "David is out of the picture here with the number of strikers we have," explained Jefferies. "He wants to go and play regularly. He's been on trial at a couple of clubs and it hasn't worked for him.
"Billy Dodds asked me about putting him out on loan to Dundee as they have a problem with strikers as Mickael Antoine-Curier is injured. David has been talking with them."
Dundee may have to apply for an emergency loan in order to register Witteveen as Scottish Football League rules state clubs are only allowed one loan signing over the age of 21. Dundee already have 22-year-old Jamie Adams loaned from St Johnstone.
"It might be they can work a deal," said Jefferies. "If not, David will just have to hope another club comes in for him before the transfer deadline."