Locadia extends PSV stay

PSV Eindhoven forward Jurgen Locadia says he wants to bide his time in the Eredivisie after signing a new one year contract extension with the Dutch champions.

The academy graduate is now in his fifth full season with Phillip Cocu's side and his new deal will run until the end of the 2020 season.

Much was expected of the 23-year-old this campaign, but niggling injuries and a new role of a wide target-man from the left flank has seen his goal scoring exploits diminish.

However, the towering forward says he is keen to put his head down and work hard to establish himself as one of the league's top marksman before leaving the Philips Stadion.

"We are here (talks regarding contract renewal) since the beginning of the season. When I got injured I wanted to prolong with PSV, but I've been waiting here (for developments)," he told the club's official website.

"Now (the contract talks) have succeeded. I wanted to be fit. The next few years I hope to further develop. I would like to grow and especially to play a lot.

"I first want to go through a year in which I can be a very important player," he said in reference to previous links to the English Premier League. "I used to think: I can post a good year with PSV to move abroad, now I think differently.

"A great example was Ruud van Nistelrooy. There you have as a young footballer he was great to watch, but was a mature player when he left for England," Locadia added. "A right step is better than a quick step."

Locadia has scored 50 goals and registered 31 assists in 150 games for Boeren since making his first-team debut in 2011.

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