Norwich midfielder Fer reveals joy at Netherlands call up
Norwich City's summer signing Leroy Fer indicated his delight after he was called up to the Holland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, Sky Sports has reported.
Fer has been included following the withdrawals of injured pair Jonathan de Guzman of Swansea, and Stijn Schaars of PSV. De Guzman missed Swansea's defeat at Southampton at the weekend, while Schaars pulled out with a knee injury.
The former FC Twente player will be hoping to get his third cap for Oranje, having last appeared for Louis Van Gaal's side as a substitute in the 2-0 win over Turkey at the Amsterdam ArenA.
He spoke to Dutch paper Algemeen Dagblad and said: “It's really fantastic that I am here again. The first months at Norwich City gave me a good feeling, and the experience here in England is fantastic. Fortunately I could adapt quickly. I now also want to show that I have developed myself with Holland.”
The ex-Feyenoord man signed for the Norfolk based club in the summer from Twente for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £4.5m, on a four-year contract.
Fer, who came through the ranks at Excelsior, was close to completing a move to fellow Premier League side Everton in January and is looking to impress the Dutch manager in time for Brazil 2014.
“I will do everything to be part of that, but I can only do it in one way: give everything at Norwich and take all chances I get at Oranje with both hands.” he said.
Fer has made six league appearances for the Carrow Road outfit this season, who currently lie 18th in the table on 7 points.
Holland have already secured a place in Brazil and finish the group with a home tie against Hungary on Friday before travelling to Turkey on Tuesday.
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