Feyenoord’s Mats Wieffer agrees contract extension until 2027

Mats Wieffer has signed an extension contract with Feyenoord that will keep him at De Kuip until 2027, the club have confirmed. The 23-year-old midfielder joined Feyenoord from Excelsior Rotterdam last summer and has since played a crucial role in Feyenoord’s push for the title.

Wieffer has made 32 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring three goals and providing six assists from a holding midfield position. His impressive performances earned him his first call-up to the Netherlands senior national team for the Euro 2024 qualifying matches against France and Gibraltar in March. Wieffer made his debut as a starter in the Netherlands’ 3-0 win over Gibraltar.

Last week Wieffer was the hero in his side’s 1-0 victory over José Mourinho’s Roma in the Europa League. In the 53rd minute of the first-leg tie, Wieffer hit a first-time shot on the volley from 22 yards out. The strike cannoned off the turf before bouncing over the outstretched arm of Rui Patrício in the Roma goal to give Feyenoord the lead. The victory means Arne Slot’s Feyenoord carry a slender advantage into this Thursday’s second-leg tie at the Stadio Olimpico.

Feyenoord currently hold an eight-point lead at the top of the Eredivisie. With five league games left to go before the end of the season, Mats Wieffer’s contributions could be key in retaining the top spot and claiming the club’s first league title since the 16/17 season.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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