Lucas Woudenberg has put pen to paper on a new contract with Feyenoord extending his existing deal by two years until 2019.

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woudenberg feyA product of the Feyenoord youth set up, Woudenberg is the latest in a long line of quality defensive players to come off the production line at the Feyenoord academy joining the likes of Daryl Janmaat, Jeffrey Bruma, Bruno Martins Indi and Sven van Beek.

Feyenoord were keen to tie Woudenberg down with his current deal expiring in 2017 with technical director Martin van Geel saying “Lucas is an outstanding pro with a lot of passion, who wants to be a success at Feyenoord and wants to prove that next season. We are happy to have been able to extend the stay of this talented boy from our own academy.”

Woudenberg spent last season on loan at N.E.C, starting over 30 games, and Feyenoord hope that the increased first team experience will help Woudenberg kick on and develop into a key fixture in their side. Martin van Geel added “The Lucas who returns is a better footballer than the Lucas who left De Kuip in August. He has gained a lot of Eredivisie experience at N.E.C., which was exactly what the intention was.”

The curtain raiser for the new Eredivise season, the Johan Cruijff Shield, takes place on Sunday 31st July, we wait with interest to see if Woudenberg will make the Feyenoord starting XI.

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