FC Groningen technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus has expressed his excitement at the capture of Ghanaian forward Patrick Joosten, describing him as a player who is ‘fast, can create something and score a goal’ for the club.
The 24-year old forward joined FC Groningen on a three-year deal on Friday morning from FC Utrecht.
Joosten has been under contract with the Domstedelingen since 2015, but it did not come to a breakthrough in Utrecht.
The former Dutch youth player played for FC Utrecht since 2015 after joining them from NEC Nijmegen.
Due to a cruciate ligament injury, he was unable to claim a basic place at Stadion Galgenwaard for a long time.
He scored three goals in fifteen premier league games. The attacker still had a contract for one season with FC Utrecht.
“Patrick is fast, can create something, and score a goal. Exactly what we can use to complement our existing selection,” said Fledderus.
He added, “In addition, Patrick already has the necessary experience in professional football and that is a nice aspect with regard to the young group that we have.”
“In view of the young group we have, that’s a nice aspect. We also think that Patrick can develop further and we are going to work on that together. ”
Joosten had a very good period at VVV in early 2019 and that year he was even named Player of the Month for January in the Eredivisie.
Watch this incredible goal scored by Patrick Joosten at VVV Venlo: