Feyenoord have moved quickly to replace Kenneth Vermeer reaching an agreement on a one-year contract with Australian Brad Jones.

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jones nec sskdjdAccording to the official website, the thirty-four-year-old goalkeeper will undergo a medical in Rotterdam tomorrow and if successful will sign a one-year contract with the club.

Jones was available on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract at NEC Nijmegen in June after making seventeen appearances for the club. Jones had previously spent four season’s with Liverpool, prior to his time with NEC Nijmegen, and also has four caps for the Australian national side.

Martin van Geel, Feyenoord Technical director, expressed his delight at the deal, saying “After the serious injury to Kenneth Vermeer we had to react quickly, because Warner Hahn is still some time off. Therefore, we immediately started looking for an experienced goalkeeper, we found Brad.”

Feyenoord have a number of fixtures in the Eredivisie, Europa League and KNVB Beker this season, and Van Geel knows how important an experienced goalkeeper will be. He continued telling the official website, “Thanks to the half-year at NEC, he [Brad Jones] knows the Eredivisie and he also has experience at international level, thanks to his Liverpool-period. Brad really wants to come to Feyenoord and we are delighted that he is joining us at such short notice.”

Only Jasper Cillessen had a better save percentage than Jones’ seventy-six percent during the course of last season, this figure puts him ahead of Eredivisie regulars such as Vermeer and Zoet. He will now be hoping to secure a permanent starting role during his time in the spotlight at Feyenoord.

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