Van Beek extends Feyenoord stay

Feyenoord have confirmed that academy graduate Sven van Beek has penned a one-year extension, which will see him remain at the club until 2019.

The 22-year-old defender was promoted to the first team in 2013 after a seven-year spell in the club's renowned youth development structures.

Van Beek made 15 appearances in all competitions in his debut season under Ronald Koeman, with his performances garnering him a national team call-up. 

The Dutchman became a regular feature at De Kuip, amassing 44 and 38 appearances in all competitions during the last two seasons respectively.

He missed a large of the current campaign due to a foot injury, but revealed his delight at the extending his stay with the Eredivisie outfit.

"The club is showing a lot of confidence in me with this contract extension, which makes me feel great," Van Beek told the club's official website. 

"It also gives me the chance to work on my recovery without feeling stressed. I have made a lot of progress recently.

"For instance, I'm training outside again. I'm improving every day and working hard to get back with the group soon."