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Released Swansea player set for return to boyhood club



Leroy Fer looks like he is swapping Swansea for Feyenoord after the Dutch club expressed an interest to sign him, according to Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad.

The 29-year-old spent more than three years in South Wales, after initially signing on loan from QPR in February 2016, but the club chose not to renew his contract in a bid to free up the wage bill.

His former club Feyenoord are reportedly in the market for a midfielder, and Fer has been identified as a replacement for the departing Tonny Vilhena.

Manager Jaap Stam is believed to be interested in a physically strong midfielder, and Fer fits the mould perfectly.

In his six years in England it is his strength and pace which is has become known for in his spells at Norwich, QPR and Swansea.

In total he has made 184 appearances in England, 101 of which came for The Swans, where he scored 10 and assisted 11 but couldn’t prevent the club’s relegation in 2018.

The Verdict

Fer has shown a good attitude during his time at Swansea, staying at the club despite suffering relegation last year. It is best for both parties that he moves on now as he was likely being paid above what the club can realistically afford and picked up a bad injury towards the end of the season.

At 29 he still has a lot to offer at his next club, and returning to Feyenoord would be a nice story and finish to his career. He has been an important player for Swansea in the past but moving forward they are placing more faith in young players – so Fer was never going to be part of their plans.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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