Cape Town - Feyenoord
have finally completed the permanent signing of winger Steven Berghuis
on a four-year contract from English Premier League side Watford.
Berghuis is no stranger to De Kuip after spending a season-long loan
with Giovanni Van Bronckhorst's men and has been in limbo about his
long-term future since the expiry of the temporary switch.
The 25-year-old was an integral part of De Stadionclub's fluid
attacking system that brought them their first Eredivisie title since
Seven goals and six assists in the league in 30 appearances convinced
the Dutch side to prioritise his return and the Netherlands
international was pleased to sign the deal - after failing to establish
himself with the Hornets.
"Steven proved last season that he is a player with exceptional
qualities. With his creativity, free-kicks and nose for goal he was very
valuable to us," the club's technical director Martin van Geel said
upon his unveiling.
"I'm happy that we have reached agreement with Watford and Steven and
that we have been able to contract him before the first official match
of the season."