Feyenoord are looking to sign a new goalkeeper this summer following an injury to first choice stopper Kenneth Vermeer.

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vermeer dfertdnddnKenneth Vermeer has been in excellent form for Feyenoord since signing from Ajax in 2014, but now Feyenoord will have to cope without their number one choice. Vermeer tore his Achilles tendon in training and will not be available for selection until after the winter break.

The thirty-year-old goalkeeper has been operated on at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and is now expected to focus on his return. The injury to Vermeer is a major setback for Feyenoord with backup Warner Hahn still recovering from a serious knee injury leaving the squad depleted. This means that only Par Hansson and youngster Kamil Miazak are the only serious first choice alternatives.

Therefore, according to Voetbal International, Martin van Geel, Feyenoord Technical Director, is now looking to sign a goalkeeper in order to prevent Feyenoord’s season derailing before it has even started. Martin van Geel commented on Vermeer’s injury saying “This is a major setback. Yes, we have to certainly respond now. We have to get someone.”

It is thought that Brad Jones is Feyenoord’s top candidate to replace Vermeer. Jones spent the second half of last season at NEC Nijmegen, but is now out of contract meaning he would be available as a free transfer. The Australian is currently training with his former employers Liverpool as he searches for a club.

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