After spending three seasons at Cape Town City, Dutch goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh looks set for a return to Dutch football.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to FC Groningen in the Dutch Ere-Divisie after the club reportedly agreed a deal with City to sign the former Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper.
According to reports in Holland, Leeuwenburgh could have played his last match for City on the weekend, in a 3-0 win over SuperSport United in the DStv Premiership.
Dutch media outlet Dagblad van het Noorden is reporting that the goalkeeper is set to do a medical with the club today.
While Leeuwenburgh’s exit is not a surprise, it was presumed that he would only return to Europe at the end of the season, and this may still be the case.
Leeuwenburgh told Rob Delport in iDiski Times Edition 10 that it could be the right moment for him to return to Holland.
He has featured in 87 games in all competitions for the Cape Town team.
“Yeah, I can’t say I’m not thinking about it,” Leeuwenburgh told iDiski Times in Edition 10 of the newspaper.
“I’ve been here for now almost three years and when this season is done, and yeah, and if I stay fit, and I’ll play every game, then it’s like just over 90 games, 90 games and I’m 26.”
“So if I still want to achieve a bit more in my career, that could be the right moment to go back.”
“Also with the baby now and you know, three years that far away from home and now not being able to have family over because of the lockdown and stuff, so that’s also been over a year that it’s just the two of us.”
“So yeah, it’s tough. I can’t say I’m really homesick. But yeah, almost every month the feeling gets a little bit bigger. That’s like, it would be nice to have the family a bit closer. “