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Jordy Clasie is leaving Feyenoord after fifteen years at the club. Feyenoord has reached agreement with Southampton FC on the 24-year-old’s move to the English Premier League. He will be reunited there with Ronald Koeman and Graziano Pellè, who moved from De Kuip to the south coast of England in 2014. Clasie passed his medical on Wednesday before putting his signature to a five-year deal. The midfielder was contracted to Feyenoord until 2018.
‘Jordy has been fantastic for Feyenoord,’ said technical director Martin van Geel. ‘He has been in the starting line-up constantly over the past four years, and as captain he was the face of the club. At the end of the last season he told us that he was ready to take the next step in his career. It is great for him to continue his career in such a big competition as the Premier League. In Jordy we are losing an excellent player, but this is a great deal that both parties can live with. And we have already anticipated Jordy’s possible departure by signing Marko Vejinovic.’
Clasie made 155 first-team appearances for Feyenoord over four seasons, 131 in the Eredivisie, 6 in the cup and 18 in European competitions. In that time he scored 8 goals and made 12 appearances for the Dutch national team.