Toulouse coach “very happy” with the return of Dutchman Spierings

By Le Figaro with AFP

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Stijn Spierings returns to Toulouse FC. Laurent SANSON / PANORAMIC

The midfielder’s return to the Pink City since Wednesday evening pleases his coach.

Toulouse coach Carles Martinez Novell said on Thursday:very happy” of “back» by Dutch midfielder Stijn Spierings, present since Wednesday evening in the Pink City, just three months after his departure for Lens.

Left free in June after three years at TFC (111 matches, 15 goals and 13 ists), Spierings, 27, joined RC Lens to discover the Champions League. But the Dutch midfielder did not integrate into the Sang et Or playing system (114 minutes, only 1 start) and was not included by the northern club on the list of 25 players sent to UEFA to compete the C1.

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And, while the hypothesis of a return to TFC was becoming more and more concrete, the player arrived Wednesday evening at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, where he was warmly welcomed by a hundred ultras.

If the club has not yet officially confirmed this return, its Spanish coach Carles Martinez Novell put an end to the little remaining suspense on Thursday at a press conference: “certain players are made to play for certain clubs. We saw his happiness when he returned. He feels at home here and we are very happy to have him back“. “We have to do things step by step and we will see if he can play on Sunday in Marseille», in Ligue 1, he added.

If the transfer window period is officially closed, the Professional Football League (LFP) authorizes movements between clubs in the form of loans.

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