PSV wrap up Derijck swoop
PSV Eindhoven have completed the signing of Timothy Derijck from ADO Den Haag, the Eredivisie giants have confirmed.
Last Updated: 16/08/11 11:17am
PSV Eindhoven have completed the signing of centre-back Timothy Derijck from ADO Den Haag, the Eredivisie giants have confirmed.
The Belgian defender has put pen to paper on a four-year contract at the Philips Stadion, with the deal thought to be worth €750,000.
PSV were in the market for a new central defender after seeing Francisco Rodriguez leave for Stuttgart earlier this summer and have found his replacement in 24-year-old Derijck.
"PSV are, for me, a real step forward," Derijck told PSV's official website.
"I'm very excited to come to a club like PSV; it is a big club and I didn't need to think twice about joining.
"Just about every game is a must-win match for PSV as they are title contenders.
"I will fight for a first-team place at PSV, but the coach has revealed that no one is a guaranteed starter."
PSV technical manager Marcel Brands added: "Timothy Derijck is only 24 years old, yet he's an experienced player. He has skills and is full of potential."
Derijck, a youth product at Belgian club Anderlecht, joined ADO from Feyenoord in 2009 after failing to break into the first team at De Kuip.
He could make his league debut against his former club at the Kyocera Stadion this weekend.