And then there is the youth academy, the most important lifeline of the club. Stam took no less than 33 players to the Austrian Scheffau Am Wilden Kaiser, including many Varkenoord talents. They will be needed during this season to shake off attacks from AZ, Vitesse and FC Utrecht in third place, as it looks now.
Good conversation with Berghuis
Stam said he had a good conversation with star player Steven Berghuis. The 27-year-old wing attacker wants to make a step in his career and with the resources that Feyenoord now has, the team does not seem to be a serious attacker for Ajax and PSV.
The team from Rotterdam came to Berghuis for the coming season with the coveted number 10, perhaps also a hint to the new position that he aspires to in the team. And if Berghuis wants to show off his skills elsewhere, then the interested party has to pay around twenty million euros to buy the player's ongoing contract.