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Como calls for Van Gastel

Published: Saturday 13 July 2002, 17.59CET
Serie A newcomers Como Calcio have signed former Feyenoord midfield player Jean-Paul Van Gastel.

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Published: Saturday 13 July 2002, 17.59CET

Como calls for Van Gastel

Serie A newcomers Como Calcio have signed former Feyenoord midfield player Jean-Paul Van Gastel.

Serie A club Como Calcio have signed former Feyenoord midfield player Jean-Paul Van Gastel.

Two-year deal
The former Dutch international has agreed a new two-year contract with the 2001/02 Serie B champions as Como aim to make a splash in the Italian top flight in the coming season.

Relegation campaign
Van Gastel had signed with Serie B side Ternana Calcio but his contract was terminated when they were relegated to Serie C and he has been able to join Como on a free transfer.

Medical tests
The 30-year-old, who played in Holland for Willem II and Feyenoord, will undergo a medical examination on Saturday and will sign his contract afterwards.

Feyenoord presence
Van Gastel will be the third former Feyenoord player who will be playing in Serie A in the coming season alongside Julia Cruz at Bologna FC and Jon Dahl Tomasson at Milan AC.

'The perfect solution'
Van Gastel was delighted about his transfer: "Well, this is something I dreamed about," he said. "The situation with Ternana was not ideal, however I never regretted my transfer to Italy. This transfer came to me as a real surprise. This will be the perfect solution for the whole situation."

Last updated: 12/08/02 14.23CET

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