PSV have strengthened their squad with the signing of Joey Veerman. The 23-year-old midfielder joins the Eredivisie leaders from sc Heerenveen with immediate effect and has put pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at the Philips Stadion until the summer of 2016.
Veerman, born and raised in Volendam, joins PSV for an undisclosed fee. The midfielder’s contract with sc Heerenveen was due to expire in the summer of 2024. “We informed sc Heerenveen last weekend that we were interested in acquiring his services and submitted a bid. We were eager to act quickly and complete the signing and are happy we have been able to complete business today”, said PSV Director of Football John de Jong. “Joey is versatile enough to play in multiple positions and we think he will add creativity to Roger Schmidt’s squad. He has been on our radar for quite a while and we are convinced that he is ready for this next step in his career.”
Veerman arrived at the Philips Stadion on Tuesday afternoon to commit his future to PSV. “I am delighted to have made this step and I am very happy PSV have acted to quickly”, said Joey Veerman. “My agent told me last Saturday that John de Jong had been in touch with him and I had a chat with head coach Roger Schmidt the very next day. I am really looking forward to playing my football at this wonderful club, leaders in the Dutch top flight. I have to perform well each week and that’s the kind of challenge I relish.”