Van Persie extends Feyenoord stay

International Edition By: Ayodeji Tunde | 15/05/2018

FC Naija

Robin van Persie has agreed to add one more season to his playing career at his boyhood club, Feyenoord.

The club recently made it known through technical director Martin van Geel, head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst and others that Feyenoord wanted to keep hold of the striker.

The 34-year-old has now said that would like to play for one more season.

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On 22 January 2018 Rotterdam-born Van Persie signed a contract that included a clause to assess the situation after one season. Van Persie, who has 102 Dutch caps, arrived back at his hometown club on a free transfer from crack Turkish outfit Fenerbahçe after 14 years away.

He originally came through the Feyenoord Academy and began his professional career at the club. 

Van Persie showed his class on several occasions in the months following his return.

He backed up a goal in the 3-0 win against Willem II in the semi-final of the TOTO KNVB Cup with another against AZ in the final.

The victory there earned the striker another medal for what was already an impressive trophy cabinet.

In the Eredivisie Van Persie claimed a goal every other game, netting five times in 12 matches.