Siem de Jong is happy that sc Heerenveen gives him the chance to return to the Eredivisie. The 31-year-old attacking midfielder signed a contract for a season and a half in Friesland on Friday.
Heerenveen third Eredivisie membership for De Jong
De Jong is transfer-free from FC Cincinnati, the place his expiring contract was not prolonged. “I’m glad to be right here,” mentioned the model new acquisition of Heerenveen on the membership channel of the Frisians. “With all the things that was happening, I needed to return to the Netherlands. For me this can be a nice answer.”
The six-time Orange-international has performed for the American membership since February, which launched him from his failed return to Ajax. Nonetheless, partly as a result of corona virus, he solely sporadically took motion in the US.
“Final yr was a wierd yr for everybody, together with myself. I went to the US in February with the concept the season would begin. However then all the things closed.”
Although his American journey didn’t transform what he anticipated it to be, De Jong nonetheless seems to be again on his time within the US with satisfaction. “I did not expertise the MLS the best way I needed beforehand, however regardless of all the things it was a great time. The season within the US led to November, so I’ll use the time to return to be match once more in January.”
Siem de Jong celebrates one among his 4 league titles with Ajax. (Picture: Professional Pictures)
The midfielder is hopeful that he’ll play rather a lot once more at Heerenveen and feels relaxed in Friesland. “My grandmother lives right here and my father is from the neighborhood. There’s something particular concerning the membership in my household.”
De Jong and Heerenveen are prepared for his third membership within the Eredivisie. Throughout his first interval at Ajax, he celebrated nice successes, together with 4 nationwide titles and a KNVB cup. At PSV, which employed him for a season from Newcastle United within the 2016/2017 season, nevertheless, he didn’t choose up any silverware and his second interval at Ajax was a whole disappointment, with solely 24 video games in three years.
Technical supervisor Gerry Hamstra van Heerenveen calls the skilled midfielder “an absolute alternative”. “You at all times go searching you for reinforcements in your choice. Along with his footballing potential and character, Siem is a really welcome reinforcement. He has an awesome observe report and brings plenty of expertise with him. We’re proud that he’s for selected us. “
Heerenveen began the Eredivisie season very properly and is in a neat sixth place after ten rounds. Quantity seven AZ is one level behind, however performed one recreation much less.