“It is not a closed book for me” – Cyriel Dessers admits possible Feyenoord return

“It is not a closed book for me” – Cyriel Dessers admits possible Feyenoord return

Super Eagles forward Cyriel Dessers wants a return to the Netherlands after making it clear in an interview that the doors to Feyenoord remain very much open.

Dessers had a successful season-long loan at Feyenoord and remains open about a return to the club.

He played a key role as Feyenoord reached the Europa Conference League final before losing to Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Dessers scored more than 20 goals in all competitions and ten of those goals came in the Europa Conference, where he finished as the top scorer of the competition.

However, despite his impressive exploits at the club, Feyenoord made it clear that they can't afford the Super Eagles forward after Genk valued him at €4m. 

Now that Feyenoord could not pay the necessary fee needed to get him back to the Oranje nation after an impressive loan spell, Dessers has since returned to Genk.

Speaking to Dutch-based media outfit, De Telegraaf, the 27-year-old has admitted that the doors are still very much open on a possible return.

“I think that door is always ajar. It can always be pushed open again,” Dessers said.

“It is certainly not a closed book for me and I don't think it is for them either. I had a fantastic time at Feyenoord.”

“I will not just forget that and that is still in the back of my mind. I am curious what will happen this summer.”

During his time at the club, the Nigeria striker recalls with fondness his impressive one year at the club. He describes it as ‘fantastic'.

“We had a fantastic year, which I look back on with great fondness,” he added.

Dessers, since moving to Genk, has not experienced the best of form and that forced him to return to the Eredivisie this past season. 

It remains to be seen if he will be playing a part in Genk's season alongside Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu. However, Dessers will be determined to sort out his future on time in order to improve on the numbers he posed last term.

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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