Feyenoord striker Robin van Persie has extended his contract with Feyenoord for another season to end rumours that he was planning to retire.

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For weeks there has been speculation that Van Persie, who rejoined Feyenoord in January, was planning to hang up his boots with concerns over his fitness. However, in the early hours of Tuesday it was confirmed that the 34-year-old would be remaining at Feyenoord for another season.

Van Persie told NOS, “People often ask me when I am going to play the full 90 minutes again but perhaps I will only play 60 or 70 minutes in matches.

“I had other options but I wanted to stay at Feyenoord and I have made this choice pure out of my love of football.

“I wanted to continue my career at Feyenoord and I am really happy with how things have gone the last 5 months and not only in terms of the matches I have played but also how well I have been received by my teammates.

“I want to help particularly my young teammates and give them my experience and I must also compliment them about how they have embraced that and I really enjoy it too.

“I would ideally like to continue playing football until the age of 40.”

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