Cape Town City goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh says it came as no surprise that he received an offer to play in the top flight in his native Netherlands after signing for FC Groningen.
Leeuwenburgh will leave CT City at the end of the season as he has penned a two-year contract with an option for another two with FC Groningen.
The 27-year-old has spent the last three seasons in Cape Town.
“It is a really nice move for me. After three years in South Africa, I’m really keen to take the next step back in Europe. Netherlands was not a must but it very nice to go there,” he told the Dutch football magazine Voetbal International.
Asked if he was surprised to be signed by the Dutch club, he said: “Not so much. Over the last years, there has been some interest in me from the Eredivisie. They started following my performances and with time it became more serious. At the end of March, it suddenly picked up quickly.
“I understand that it might be a surprise for some, but for me it doesn’t come out of the blue. I’ve grown enormously in South Africa. I played almost all the games for three straight years and in my private life I’ve had a really good time.
“I’ve had a magnificent time at CT City and I want to finish it off properly. But I’m also really excited to get things going in Groningen.”
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By FARPost Reporter