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Steven Berghuis was back at De Kuip on Monday afternoon. The 25-year-old, who helped Feyenoord win the Dutch title last season on loan from Watford FC signed a four-year contract in the Boardroom after the clubs agreed terms. The forward’s new deal runs until 30 June 2021.
By putting his signature to the contract the player fulfilled his dream of remaining at De Kuip, a dream that was shared by Feyenoord. Coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst has regularly expressed the wish to hold on to Berghuis after last season.
Berghuis made 37 official appearances for Feyenoord in his first season in the red and white halved shirt. The Orange international netted seven goals and claimed six assists in the Eredivisie, playing a big part in the club’s march to its fifteenth Dutch title.
‘Steven proved last season that he is a player with exceptional qualities. With his creativity, free-kicks and nose for goal he was very valuable to us,’ said technical director Martin van Geel. ‘So I’m happy that we have reached agreement with Watford and Steven and that we have been able to contract him before the first official match of the season.’