Feyenoord wishes to follow in the footsteps of Ajax, FC Twente and PSV and have a second team join the Eerste Divisie.
Feyenoord’s technical director Martin van Geel, has stated to Algemeen Dagblad that he thinks the reserves of his side can now be beneficial:“Last season we decided against to joining the Jupiler Legaue when we were offered a position. Joining would have cost us about €700,000 and due to this we decided against it. However, we would now like to join in 2015 and hope that we can also be added.”.
The Rotterdam side have an official partnership with fellow city rivals Excelsior and Van Geel admits this would end as a lot of Feyenoord’s youth prospects head to the Eerste Divisie side on loan.
“If we go to the Jupiler League, this will of course have an effect on the collaboration we have with Excelsior. We could not loan players to Excelsior if we have our own squad in the league.”
On the subject of official partnerships, it was announced today that Feyenoord, have now set up an partnership with Vierde Klasse side RBC Roosendaal.
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