Saturday, 16th March, 2013
Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel has poured cold water on talk that in-demand defender Stefan de Vrij is certain to leave the club in the summer if he does not sign a new contract.
De Vrij’s current deal at De Kuip runs until the summer of 2014 and he has been strongly linked with exiting the Rotterdam giants when the transfer window reopens.
The Dutchman is not short of admirers, with two English clubs, in the shape of Chelsea and Liverpool, appearing to be the most keen.
Van Geel though does not accept that it is a given that De Vrij will be on his way if pen does not meet paper on a contract extension, though he does admit the club will have some thinking to do.
"It is not certain that he will leave if he does not sign", Van Geel told NUsport.
"You always have to weigh things up carefully.
"If the financial return brings in more than you lose in a sporting sense you should do it.
"If it is the other way, you can always continue together."
De Vrij has promised to discuss his future with Feyenoord at the end of the current campaign.
Ronald Koeman’s men sit third in the Eredivisie at present, just one point behind league leaders Ajax.
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