Billy Beane has bought a minority share in Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar.

Beane is the executive vice president of the Oakland A's.

Beane has bought a 5% share in Alkmaar, strengthening his ties with the Dutch club having previously acted in an advisory role.

"I am honored to formalize my role with AZ and take this next step in being part of the future of the club," Beane said in a statement.