'Dutch Xavi' ends Arsenal and Tottenham interest

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Dutch youngster Jordy Clasie, a reported target for both Arsenal and Tottenham, has moved to end speculation about a move during the summer transfer window by signing a new contract with Feyenoord.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been dubbed the 'Dutch Xavi' after a number of fine performances for his Rotterdam employers, and Clasie's displays have led to links with a move to the Premier League.

Arsenal and Tottenham have both been credited with interest in Clasie as Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas strive to bring reinforcements to the Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane respectively.

Clasie, however, has seemingly scuppered any potential transfer to either Arsenal or Tottenham by committing his future to Feyenoord, following coveted defender Stefan de Vrij in doing so. 

"It means a lot for me, I've played for Feyenoord for 14 years and it has been fantastic," Clasie told the official Feyenoord website.

"I want to stay longer with this club, I'm really enjoying myself here."

Along with Arsenal and Tottenham, Fiorentina have also been tracking Clasie, with the Serie A club even making an approach to claim his signature before August's transfer deadline.

The agent of Clasie, however, claims his client is content with his decision to reject a move to Florence in order to stay in Rotterdam.

"It was a sports and personal decision. He thought it was good for his career staying at least another season at Feyenoord, a great club with great fans, where he feels a key player," Wessel Weezenberg told Calciomercato.

"His choice doesn't mean he wasn't interested in Fiorentina's proposal, they are a great team and Florence is a wonderful city. The Fiorentina's project fascinates him from every point of view, but he's still young: we will see what will happen next season."

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