Dutch defender De Vrij joins Lazio
Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij has left Feyenoord for Lazio, the Italian Serie A club announced on Thursday.
"I am happy to be at this club, all the more so as Lazio had been following me for a long time. They wanted me before the World Cup and it is the best choice for me," said de Vrij at a press conference.
The 22-year-old, who starred in the Netherlands' run to finish third at the World Cup, arrived in the Italian capital on Monday night and passed a medical on Tuesday.
Reports in the Italian media say that Lazio will pay Feyenoord a transfer fee of 8.5 million euros (£6.74m, $11.4m).
De Vrij had also been linked with Manchester United, where his former national team boss Louis van Gaal recently took charge.
He has agreed a four-year deal worth a reported annual salary of 1.3 million euros.
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