The attacking midfielder was kept out of the main squad for the duels with Stade Rennes and Feyenoord by trainer Thomas Letsch due to “a lack of focus.” According to the Vitesse trainer, Tannane’s concentration was influenced too much by his changed role within the team.
Technical director Johannes Spors has decided that a return of Tannane in the A-selection is not desirable. “For the same reason as mentioned above, Oussama will train with the selection of Vitesse Under 21 for an indefinite period. That is the outcome of various conversations, in which we discussed the developments in the past period.”
Since Monday last week, Vitesse and Tannane have been talking to each other about how to proceed. Vitesse’s intention was to terminate Tannane’s contract with immediate effect. Because both parties could not agree on the financial settlement of an immediate termination of the working relationship, Tannane has now been transferred to the under-21 roster indefinitely.
With this, the Amsterdammer, who was one of the stars at Vitesse last season and played an important role in achieving European football, seems to have played his last game for Vitesse on September 22 in the away game against FC Groningen. Given the intention of Vitesse, a return to the main squad of Tannane, whose contract expires after this season, no longer seems to be a realistic option. The Arnhem club will hope that Tannane will find a new employer in January, so that a salary does not have to be transferred for nine months to a player who trains with the under-21 team, but has no further input.