Larsson excited by Feyenoord challenge

Player of the Week – Matchday 23

Swedish winger Sam Larsson has revealed his delight at signing for Eredivisie Champions  Feyenoord.

The 24-year-old international footballer has joined the Dutch side from Heerenveen on a four-year deal.

Speaking to the NOS after signing his new deal, the former IFK Goteborg man said: "It’s been a long summer and I am delighted to have signed for Feyenoord.

"I believe that Feyenoord is the best choice for my development as a player.

"Feyenoord is a very big club and I am starting to find out just how big it is. I am slightly overwhelmed with all the support I have received.

"Even though moving abroad was an option I get the chance to play Champions League football in a beautiful stadium such as De Kuip."

Larsson, who made 98 appearances for Heerenveen after joining the club in 2014, has joined Feyenoord for around €3 million.

Feyenoord director Martin van Geel added on the club's official: "Sam is a welcome boost that completes our squad. With his arrival, now all positions are double occupied within the group."

Larsson joins Sofyan Amrabat, Kevin Diks, Ridgeciano Haps, Steven Berghuis, Jerry st Juste and Jean-Paul Boetius at the club.