Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk signs for Groningen

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The 25-year-old's future was the subject of speculation in recent months, but he has found a new home in the Netherlands

Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk has officially joined Dutch Eredivisie outfit FC Groningen from Belgian side KV Kortrijk. 

The lanky frontman penned a three-year deal with Groningen despite earlier denials that he could return to the Netherlands. 

Veldwijk will join his new teammates soon after the expiry of his loan deal with Aalesunds FK later this month. 

He scored seven goals in 18 appearances so far, and he will look to build on that when heads back to the Eredivisie.   

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The 25-year-old, who has one Bafana Bafana cap under his belt, is no stranger to the Dutch elite league, having turned out for FC Utrecht and Excelsior among other teams. 

He enjoyed huge success while on loan at PEC Zwolle during the 2015/16 season, scoring 14 goals in 33 appearances before moving to Belgium. 

 

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