Feyenoord have announced their first signing for next season and that is Thomas van den Belt. The 21-year-old midfielder signs for four seasons with the Stadionclub. It is worth remembering that in the middle of this current season, Feyenoorders tried to remove Thomas van den Belt from PEC Zwolle, but the Blauwvingers played hard to release one of the main highlights of this season’s Keuken Kampioen Divisie.
The curious fact is that Arne Slot spent several seasons defending the colors of PEC Zwolle, but what caught a lot of attention is that the Feyenoord coach worked alongside Thomas van den Belt’s father, Gerald van den Belt, for many years.
Born in Zwolle, Thomas van den Belt has never played for any club other than PEC Zwolle. The young athlete has 73 appearances for the Blauwvingers and 16 goals scored. In the Eredivisie he played thirty-nine games and scored one goal. He was formed in the youth ranks of Zwollenaars.
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Thomas van den Belt maakt na 11 jaar PEC Zwolle komende zomer de overstap naar Feyenoord.#peczwolle #onzejeugdonzetrots pic.twitter.com/y6WvO3tq91
— PEC Zwolle (@PECZwolle) March 29, 2023
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See you next season, Thomas!
— Feyenoord Rotterdam (@Feyenoord) March 29, 2023
“I am happy with this opportunity. I’m fulfilling a childhood dream. It’s a great honor to wear Feyenoord’s shirt. Now, I still have a contract to complete with PEC Zwolle and I am focusing all my energies on securing the club’s return to the Eredivisie. Once we achieve this goal, I will start thinking about my future at Feyenoord” said Thomas van den Belt.