Feyenoord sign talented 19-year-old

Feyenoord have finally strengthened their squad with the signing of highly-rated winger Bilal Basacikoglu from Heerenveen for a reported €3.5 million.

The 19-year-old joins on a four year deal and will add some much needed quality in attack after a lacklustre forward display against Beşiktaş last night in their 2-1 defeat in the Champions League qualifier.

Feyenoord must now press on to purchase a goalscorer as Basacikoglu can create chances for fun. Last season, only Hakim Ziyech (68) and Alfred Finnbogason (55) created more efforts than Basacikoglu (40) at Heerenveen.

However, he can add goals too, scoring six goals in 25 appearances last term and had the highest shot accuracy of all the Heerenveen squad with at least 25 shots together with Finnbogason (also 56%).

Check the video below for a perfect example of his attacking prowess with this excellent solo goal against NEC Nijmegen.

Feyenoord’s technical director Martin van Geel stated on Feyenoord.nl: “Our policy is aimed to fill with great talents from outside, we are delighted with the arrival of Bilal Basacikoglu, a multi-year contract signing, who will get the opportunity to develop further.

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