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Feyenoord and Romeo Castelen reached agreement on an extension to the player’s contract Tuesday afternoon. The 22-year-old is set to sign a deal that will keep him at De Kuip until 2008. ‘The contract that we have agreed with Feyenoord expresses a great deal of appreciation,’ says Castelen. ‘I am nowhere near finished here and there are great things afoot.’ The forward is in his sophomore season at De Kuip, after earning a first-team place and a string of international caps in his freshman campaign.
Speaking on behalf of the club Chris Woerts expressed his delight at the deal. ‘Since my arrival Romeo has experienced a fantastic sporting development. In addition, he has fought back brilliantly from injury this season. He is important to Feyenoord and he can become even more important. That’s why we are very happy that he will be staying at the club for longer.’
Castelen also articulated his satisfaction with the agreement. ‘I feel very much at home at Feyenoord and the offer demonstrated a lot of appreciation. In addition, the developments at the club are such that I have a very good feeling. I once won the first division with ADO and that was great… could you imagine if Feyenoord won the championship. We are going to do everything we can to do that.’