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Feyenoord has reached agreement with Lex Immers on a new contract. The new deal will keep the 27-year-old midfielder under contract at De Kuip until mid 2017. ‘I feel a lot of appreciation from the club, which is an important reason for me to extend my stay at Feyenoord,’ says Immers.
‘When I moved to Feyenoord I took some time to get used to it,’ explained the attacking midfielder. ‘After a tough start it got better and better. I’ve played almost every match from the beginning and I felt the appreciation grow, also from the crowd. The support from the fans is fabulous, certainly in that respect I feel Feyenoord is the biggest club in the Netherlands. I now feel very settled here and at home at Feyenoord. For me that was one of the conditions for staying here. I’ll go on holiday first, but I’m already looking forward to the qualifying rounds of the Champions League.’
Technical director Martin van Geel made it clear that he is also highly satisfied that Immers has extended his contract. ‘Lex became a first-choice player as soon as he came to Feyenoord in 2012 and since then he has made great strides. He has had a wonderful season in which he was very valuable to the team. Not only because of his goals and assists, but also because he really drove the team on. Lex is a very important player for this Feyenoord team so we are delighted to have tied him down to the club for a longer period.’
Immers arrived at Feyenoord from ADO Den Haag in the summer of 2012, slotting into the first team straight away. In the past two seasons he’s made 64 league appearances and scored 24 goals.