Technical director Frank Arnesen is delighted the club has been able to reach terms on the player’s extended stay so quickly. ‘Justin is predicted to have a big future. He is already proving his value for the team week in, week out, whenever that’s needed. And he’s only getting better. It’s nice to see another young player pledging himself to the club for an extended stay, after Orkun Kökcü, Luis Sinisterra and more recently Tyrell Malacia. This is good for the boys, who are making excellent progress here, and it also fits in well with the policy Feyenoord wants to pursue.’
Bijlow joined Feyenoord Academy as an F pupil at an early age, graduating to a professional contract at 17. He hooked up with the first team squad in the 2016-2017 season and made his Feyenoord first team debut a year later. The keeper was recently called up to the preliminary Dutch squad for the early September World Cup qualifiers.
Bijlow will be involved in Wednesday’s press conference ahead of the Europa Conference League playoff first-leg against IF Elfsborg at De Kuip on Thursday.