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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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PSV announces double signing

PSV Eindhoven have presented the signing of Dutch central midfielder Stijn Schaars to the press today. He joins from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, in what could be the replacement for Kevin Strootman.

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Schaars, 29, signs on a three-year contract, previously won the Eredivisie championship with AZ Alkmaar in 2009 and will look to bring that title back to the Phillips Stadion after a six-year wait for the Eindhoven side.

Schaars is new head coach Philip Cocu’s fifth signing of the summer in the major rebuild of the PSV side. With captain Kevin Strootman set to complete a €20million move to Serie A club Roma in Italy, Schaars will wear the number 8 shirt in his absence.

The Dutchman has made 18 appearances internationally for Oranje and has spent the last two season in Lisbon with Sporting and scored six goals in 66 games in all competitions.

The Cocu Revolution continued later tonight with the announcement of the sixth signing. 21-year-old Colombian right-back Santiago Arias also joins from Lisbon and signed a four-year contract.

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Arias,  can either operate as a right defender or right midfielder and is a product of Liga Postobon’s side La Equidad’s youth academy. Like Schaars, he spent two years in Lisbon. Both Schaars and the Colombian were transfered for a reported €1.6million. PSV are set to make great profit this year after the sales of half the first team squad that finished second in the Eredivisie last year.

The Eindhoven side also presented Jeffrey Bruma to the press today, signing a four-year contract after the doctors assessed a heart complaint from Bruma’s past, but cleared the player of all problems.



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