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De Jong extends Twente stay

Published: Wednesday 17 November 2010, 23.58CET
Forward Luuk de Jong has strengthened his commitment to FC Twente by prolonging his stay at the club by another two years, the 20-year-old having signed on until 2014.
De Jong extends Twente stay
Luuk de Jong has been impressed with his own progress at Twente ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 17 November 2010, 23.58CET

De Jong extends Twente stay

Forward Luuk de Jong has strengthened his commitment to FC Twente by prolonging his stay at the club by another two years, the 20-year-old having signed on until 2014.

Luuk de Jong has strengthened his commitment to FC Twente by prolonging his stay at the club by a further two years.

Signed from De Graafschap in the summer of 2009, the 20-year-old forward has agreed a new deal keeping him with the UEFA Champions League contenders until 2014, with the option to stay on a further year. "I'm happy to have been able to extend my contract," said De Jong. "Things are going well at FC Twente. The club is developing nicely and as a player I've noticed that I'm improving with every game and can develop further. This club is a good place to be for me."

The younger brother of AFC Ajax midfielder Siem de Jong, he has become a regular starter under coach Michel Preud'homme this season, scoring six goals in 14 Eredivisie matches and one UEFA Champions League strike in his side's 2-0 success at SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 4. Twente lie two points shy of Tottenham Hotspur FC and FC Internazionale Milano in Group A, with a trip to face Inter scheduled for next Wednesday.

Last updated: 04/01/11 1.50CET

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