sparta explain why they signed psv starlet duarte

15:00    13 Jun 2019

Laros Duarte
Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven have confirmed the departure of Laros Duarte, who has completed a permanent move from the Eredivisie side to Sparta Rotterdam.

The midfielder, who joined Sparta on loan midway through last season, has signed a three-year contract with the newly promoted Eredivisie club.

Duarte never made an official first-team appearance for PSV, but he featured in a friendly against Mexican side Pachuca.

Sparta's director of football Henk van Stee has explained why the club signed Duarte ahead of the 2019/20 season.

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"During his rental period, Laros made such an impression that we would love to continue with him for longer," Stee said.

"We talked to each other and noticed that he himself wanted to stay longer at Het Kasteel.

"He has played an important role in recent months and we expect that he will also be of great value in the Eredivisie."

Duarte made 20 appearances for Sparta while on loan from PSV and he hit the back of the net three times.
 

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