Official: PSV sign Timothy Derijck from ADO Den Haag

The Belgian centre-back has completed his move to the Eindhoven giants and is pleased to have made a step forward
From Arsenal
ADO Den Haag
Timothy Derijck
Position: defender
Fee: €750,000
Contract: Jun 2015
To
PSV

PSV have completed the transfer of Timothy Derijck from ADO Den Haag for a fee of €750,000. The defender has signed a contract until the summer of 2015 with his new club.

The Eindhoven titans were in the market for a new centre-back because of the departure of Francisco Rodriguez to Stuttgart and have now found their man in the 24-year-old Derijck.

"PSV are, for me, a real step forward. I’m very excited to come to a club like PSV; it is a big club and I didn’t need to think twice about  joining PSV. Just about every game is a must-win match for PSV as they are title contenders," Derijck was quoted as saying on the official PSV website.

"I will fight for a first-team place at PSV, but the coach has revealed that no one is a guaranteed starter."

Derijck is a product of the Anderlecht youth academy, but left the Brussels giants for Feyenoord before making it into the first team. He also wore the jerseys of Dender and NAC before joining ADO in January 2009.

The defender could make his official debut in next weekend's league match away against his old club ADO Den Haag, which can be seen live at www.livedutcheredivisie.tv.

Derijck is PSV's fifth summer signing after the previous capture of Khalid Sinouh, Kevin Strootman, Dries Mertens and Georginio Wijnaldum.