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Feyenoord have added Marko Vejinovic to the first-team squad with immediate effect. The 25-year-old midfield signed a four-year contract at De Kuip on Friday after passing his medical. Vejinovic, who joins the club from Vitesse, will hook up with his new squad-mates on Sunday for the first day of preseason training. He will play in the number 5 shirt.
Marko Vejinovic has made 67 appearances in the Eredivisie and end-of-season Europa League playoffs for Vitesse over the past two campaigns. Last season the controlling midfielder netted twelve times for the Arnhem outfit. In the past Vejinovic has played for Heracles Almelo and AZ. In his final year in Alkmaar (2008-2009) he won the title.
Technical director Martin van Geel is delighted that the club has agreed terms with the former youth international. ‘His arrival gives us more options in midfield. Marko is a very gifted player in terms of technique, who has played at the highest level in the Eredivisie for many years and has more than 160 league appearances to his name. Last season he was one of the highest scoring midfielders in the Eredivisie, thanks to his fantastic foot. Plus Marko is only 25 years old, so we are confident that we can help him become even better. We’re obviously glad to have reach agreement before the start of the new season, so that Marko will be able to join the squad when preseason gets underway.’
‘I have very quickly developed a good and warm feeling at Feyenoord,’ says Vejinovic. ‘I’ll do everything I can to make a success of myself here. I cannot wait for Sunday when I can take part in my first training session with Feyenoord.’
Marko Vejinovic is the son of a Serbian father and a Bosnian mother, but has a Dutch passport. Until his eighteenth birthday Marko’s surname was Matic after his mother. On his eighteenth birthday, together with his elder brother he decided to take on his father’s surname.