Labyad glad to return to the Eredivisie


Vitesse Arnhem, chasing their first ever Eredivisie title, have further reinforced their midfield with the loan signing of former PSV midfielder Zakaria Labyad.

The young Moroccan international joins from Sporting Lisbon on a 18-month loan deal, after failing to make an impact in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Labyad, 20, has only appeared in 20 games for Sporting since signing a five-year contract in Lisbon on a free transfer from PSV Eindhoven in July 2012.

Eager to return to the Eredivisie, Labyad spoke to Voetbal International: “I am very happy and relieved that I return home to the Netherlands.

“I am very glad at the thought that I can once again, I can spend every day with my friends and family. I am ready to play and I hope to be selected quickly.”

Labyad could make his first appearance when Peter Bosz’s side travel to PEC Zwolle next Saturday evening.


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