Feyenoord and Clasie agree new contract

Feyenoord and Jordy Clasie have reached agreement on a new contract that keeps the player at the club until the middle of 2016. The 21-year-old midfielder’s current contract was set to expire in mid 2015. Clasie will sign the new detailed deal in the near future.

Reacting to his new contract, Clasie said: ‘It means a great deal to me to be able to extend my stay at Feyenoord. I have now played for this club for fourteen years, including two years in the first team. Those years have been fantastic. I feel very much at home in this team and we are performing well on the pitch. The decision to stay longer at Feyenoord is mainly based on a gut feeling. I want to play for prizes with the club next season.’
 
Technical director Martin van Geel is delighted that an agreement has been reached with Clasie so soon after the end of the season. ‘Jordy has been hugely important to Ronald Koeman’s squad over these past two seasons and he’s also made great strides in his development in that period. There’s a good reason why he’s now played five international games. It’s no secret that we did not find each other when we spoke about an extension earlier in the season, but we have always said that we would resume talks at the end of the season. We are thrilled to have now reached agreement with Jordy after all.’
 
Clasie is a graduate of Feyenoord’s youth academy, which he joined at the lowest rung. In 2010/2011 he went on loan to Excelsior, where he made his debut in the Eredivisie. Over the past two seasons Clasie has made 66 league appearances for Feyenoord, scoring five goals.
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