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Feyenoord announce final decision on Cyriel Dessers

Feyenoord have chosen to not sign Cyriel Dessers on a permanent deal at just €4m

Dessers was the star of the Feyenoord team as they went as far as the final in the UEFA Europa Conference League

Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord have chosen to not activate the €4m option-to-buy clause for on-loan Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers.

The Dutch side confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that they would be ending the Nigerian international's loan stay at the club while wishing him the best for the future.

On loan from Belgian side KRC Genk, Dessers moved to Feyenoord on loan on transfer deadline day and helped the Dutch side to finish 3rd in the league and reach the UEFA Europa Conference League final.

Feyenoord released an official press statement on the club's website on Wednesday afternoon, confirming their decision to not sign the Nigerian striker on a permanent basis.

Technical Director of the club Frank Arnesen lauded Dessers for his impact at the club this season, stating that the 27-year-old did exactly what he was signed for, which was scoring goals.

Arnesen said: “Cyriel did exactly what we got him for: score goals and make a difference. He has been instrumental in the club's European success this year. A memorable year, for many reasons.

"And not unimportant: he has stolen the hearts of the public in De Kuip. We therefore wish him every success in the continuation of his football career."

By finishing 3rd in the league, Feyenoord will play in the Europa League qualifiers for a chance to compete in Europe's secondary club competition next season.

Dessers scored ten (10) goals and created two (2) assists in 13 Europa Conference League matches during the season before Feyenoord lost the final to Jose Mourinho's AS Roma by a slim 1-0 margin.

The 27-year-old is expected to return to parent club Genk where his contract runs through till June 2024.

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