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PSV snare versatile Simons

Published: Wednesday 29 June 2005, 20.12CET
PSV Eindhoven have further bolstered their midfield options by signing the Belgium captain Timmy Simons.
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 29 June 2005, 20.12CET

PSV snare versatile Simons

PSV Eindhoven have further bolstered their midfield options by signing the Belgium captain Timmy Simons.

PSV Eindhoven have further bolstered their midfield by paying a significant fee for the Club Brugge KV and Belgium captain Timmy Simons.

Belgian influence
The 28-year-old, who can also play in central defence, signed a four-year deal today after the clubs agreed a fee thought to be between €4m and €5m for a player who has 37 international caps. "PSV have had some Belgian players in the past, who have all spoken positively about their time here and I told Brugge I was eager to make the move," said Simons, referring to the likes of Erik Gerets, Luc Nilis and Marc Degryse.

'Step up'
PSV reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals last season and will enter the 2005/06 edition at the group stage. "The ambition of this club is the same as mine - to play at the very top in Europe," added Simons, who was under contract with Brugge until 2008. "Personally, I feel I have taken a step up coming to PSV." The Dutch double winners recently signed midfield duo Mika Väyrynen and Osmar Ferreyra to compensate for the loss of Johann Vogel and Mark van Bommel.

Last updated: 30/06/05 11.32CET

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