Category: Transfers

Feyenoord announce signing of Thomas van den Belt

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.


“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.

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Zakaria Labyad retorna ao FC Utrecht

FC Utrecht announced the return of Zakaria Labyad. The 29-year-old Moroccan striker signs until the end of next season, with the option of automatic renewal for another season.

Zakaria Labyad suffered a knee injury less than a year ago and has already been doing some work within the FC Utrecht academy in recent weeks.

At FC Utrecht, Zakaria Labyad played 58 games and scored 20 goals for the club. But it was at PSV Eindhoven where he played the most games. At Eindhoven, he made 67 appearances and scored 15 goals. The last club he worked for was AFC Ajax and in Amsterdam he made 54 appearances and scored 13 goals.

In addition to these clubs, he also wore the shirt of Vitesse and Sporting, but in Portugal, he only managed to make 27 appearances and scored just three goals.

“It’s a wonderful feeling. Returning to the club where I found my good football. I feel that by returning to FC Utrecht I am returning to my hometown. I need a few days to improve my physical condition and get ready for our coach” said Zakaria Labyad.

“He wanted to return to our club and we understood that he has all the necessary qualities to stay with us for years to come. The conversations were quick and we reached an understanding in a short time” said FC Utrecht director Jordy Zuidam.

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Feyenoord extends Nesto Groen’s contract until 2026

Feyenoord have announced Nesto Groen’s contract renewal. The 18-year-old athlete renews with the Stadionclub until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Nesto Groen has been playing for Feyenoord’s youth team since 2013 and signed his first professional contract in 2021 with the Rotterdammers.

“Nesto Groen has developed a lot in recent seasons as a striker. He did everything to become a better football player. No wonder he appears so often in Feyenoord’s professional squad” said Feyenoord’s head of youth teams, Rini Coolen.

“I see this contract renewal as recognition from the club. I am very happy and satisfied here. It’s good to see that the club is also enjoying my development. This confidence is very good for me and it is a sign that I am on the right path” said Nesto Groen.

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PSV signs Fabio Silva

PSV announced the signing of Fábio Silva. The 20-year-old Portuguese striker, who belongs to Wolverhampton, arrives on loan until the end of this season. He was at Belgium’s RSC Anderlecht in the first six months of that season, but the striker failed to perform the minimum expected for him to become a starter in the Belgian team.

Fábio Silva was already present at the Philips Stadion, to follow PSV’s 1-0 victory over Vitesse, in the Eredivisie. Valued at thirteen million euros, Fábio Silva has a contract until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Even at just twenty years old, Fábio Silva already has a good amount of games for different teams. He was revealed by FC Porto de Portugal, where he played 21 games and scored just three goals in the professional team. In England, he only defended Wolverhampton and scored four goals in 62 games. In Belgium, he managed to appear in 32 matches for RSC Anderlecht and scored eleven goals.

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DONE DEAL: Arnaut Danjuma signs for Tottenham

Tottenham announced the signing of Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld. The striker had been sought after by AFC Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, but opted to return to England, where he previously wore the colors of AFC Bournemouth.

He arrives at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on loan until the end of this season. At the end of the period, Tottenham will be able to trigger the purchase clause with Villarreal in Spain. The 25-year-old Dutch striker still has a contract with Submarino Amarelo until the end of the 2025/26 season.

It is noteworthy that Everton, also from the Premier League, would be very close to finalizing the signing of Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, but when Tottenham’s proposal would have swayed the striker who preferred to end negotiations with Everton and move to London.

This will be the third club outside the Netherlands that Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld will play for. At Villarreal, he scored 22 goals in 51 appearances. Even with 17 goals and 52 games for AFC Bournemouth, he managed to be more prominent when he played for the English club.

This change will also be key for Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld to try to become an option for the Dutch national team again. He came very close to playing in the World Cup with Louis van Gaal in Qatar, but injuries ended up reducing the chances of the striker who saw the World Cup in Qatar on television. Under the command of Ronald Koeman, he wants to regain his space and who knows how to become a more frequent player in the next summons.

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1. FC Magdeburg announce signing of Luc Castaignos

FC Magdeburg of the German second division, announced the signing of the Dutch striker, Luc Castaignos. The striker was performing some tests in recent weeks at the club and was approved by the coaching staff.

Luc Castaignos has played for Feyenoord, FC Twente and Internazionale. He will have a new experience in football in Germany. At 1. FC Magdeburg he will play alongside Mo El Hankouri, a former player for FC Groningen and captain of the Groningen team.

Luc Castaignos’ last job was at OFI Crete in Greece, but the Greek club opted to release the player who failed to perform well in Greece.

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