Feyenoord saves space to choose and allows Bassett to leave


August 13, 2022 Cole Bassett finished the season with a Fortuna Sittard shirt. The 21-year-old midfielder came from Feyenoord, who has hired him from US club Colorado Rapids over the past six months. Bassett hopes to get more playing time at Fortuna Sittard than he did at Rotterdam.



“I am happy to play in the Eredivisie next season,” Bassett said after his presentation on the Fortuna website. “It’s a great opportunity to spend minutes on the yellow-green Fortuna Sittard next season. I look forward to being able to contribute to the sporting performance of this club with goals.”

Bassett appeared in Feyenoord’s main squad seven times last season. Last Sunday, he came on a visit to Vitesse (win 5-5) on behalf of Arne Slott’s team. Feyenoord leased it from Colorado Rapids for six months until mid-2023. According to RTV Rijnmond, the lease has been canceled as a result of this transfer.

The never-before-seen USA international couldn’t count on much playing time in Feyenoord. With Quinten Timber, Fredrik Aurnes, Mats Wieffer, Orkun Kökcüm and Sebastian Szymanski, among others, the chance of getting a primary place was small. In addition to this, Feyenoord is also working on Argentine midfielder Ezequiel Boulud, who should come from Codoy Cruz.


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