Van der Meyde arrives at PSV
Last Updated: 29/12/16 8:32pm
PSV Eindhoven have signed ex-Ajax and Inter Milan winger Andy van der Meyde until the end of the season.
Lazovic leaves for Russia as former Ajax man joins rivals
PSV Eindhoven have signed Andy van der Meyde until the end of the season and the former Ajax and Inter Milan winger is planning to prove a point at Philips Stadion.
The 30-year-old is aiming to restore his damaged reputation while with the Eredivisie leaders, who are bitter enemies of Ajax, after joining them as a free agent following his departure from Everton.
PSV have signed Van der Meyde as a replacement for Danko Lazovic following his decision to move to Zenit St Petersburg and they have the option to extend the Dutchman's contract by an additional two years.
Van der Meyde was viewed as one of Holland's brightest prospects when he burst onto the scene at Ajax and earned a move to Inter in 2003, and he is therefore aiming to re-establish himself after flopping in Italy and England.
"I want to be important for PSV. I am glad to be here," he told PSV's official website.
Hearts and minds
"It did not take long to make up my mind. The chance to return to football with a major club like PSV is excellent.
"I must first be totally fit and hope that soon I will be.
"It does not matter where I have played previously, it is now that matters. I hope I can win the hearts and minds of the supporters."
Serbia international Lazovic, 26, joined PSV in 2007 after a season with Vitesse Arnhem.
PSV coach Fred Rutten admitted he was disappointed by the striker's decision to leave for 2008 Uefa Cup winners Zenit.
"Left in the lurch is a big word, but it is a disappointment," he said.