Feyenoord’s Stefan de Vrij has followed the lead of team-mate Jordy Clasie by agreeing to a new contract with the club.
Netherlands international De Vrij had been linked with Premier League club Liverpool but the 21-year-old has elected to join Clasie in deciding to stay at De Kuip.
The Rotterdam outfit announced on May 16 that Clasie had signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2016 and have quickly moved to tie up the future of another young mainstay by convincing De Vrij to extend his deal – which had been due to expire next year – until 2015.
Despite much speculation regarding his future, De Vrij insisted he is delighted to have agreed to an extension and is hoping to help deliver silverware to the club after they were pipped to UEFA Champions League football on goal difference by PSV Eindhoven.
He said: “I still see a lot of room to improve myself and the team. I am very pleased that I can continue to be part of Feyenoord. I hope that we will be fighting for silverware again next season.”
Technical director Martin van Geel was quick to hail De Vrij’s decision to stay in Rotterdam and believes both he and Clasie will be vital to the club’s fortunes next term.
“It’s great that we have brought our talks with Stefan to a satisfactory end straight after the agreement with Jordy,” Van Geel told the club’s official website.
“These are two of the mainstays in our team, so we are very happy that they have extended their contracts with Feyenoord with an eye to next season.”