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Thomas Verheydt is a red!

Dutch striker joins the club on three-year contract

6 July 2017

Today the club are delighted to confirm that we have completed the signing of Dutch striker Thomas Verheydt on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. 

The 25-year-old striker becomes the seventh arrival of the summer and joins from Dutch second division side MVV Maastricht.

The 6ft2 forward hit 11 goals in 61 Jupiler League appearances for the side as they finished the 2016-17 season in a play-off place, eventually losing out to Eredivisie side Roda JC in the promotion and relegation play-off final at the end of May – it was his header in the semi-final against Cambuur that had seen the side reach that stage.

The striker was extremely popular with supporters of his previous club having joined in 2015 from the Dutch amateur leagues after an impressive scoring record.

Director of Football Selim Gaygusuz said: “Thomas is a great signing for us and we’re hoping he can play a big part in the side next season.

“Like Moussa (Sanoh) and Enzio (Boldewijn) we believe Thomas can have a big impact on the team and build an affiliation with the fans.

“We recognised that after losing James (Collins) we had to recruit in this area of the pitch, and believe Thomas is someone who can step up to the mark.”

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