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Feyenoord TJ Tahid

Tahid Back With Vancouver FC Following Feyenoord Trial

By on January 16, 2024 0 867 Views

Vancouver’s TJ Tahid will return to the club following a short trial with Dutch giants Feyenoord.

The expansion side confirmed that Tahid would be suiting up for Vancouver FC for the 2024 CPL season, ending speculation that Feyenoord might put an offer in for the 16-year-old professional.

Dutch Outlet Voetbalzone had previously indicated that Feyenoord was open to adding the youngster to its ranks should he impress, though the under-contract midfielder would need to draw a transfer offer that his parent club would accept. Whatever happened, it looks like Tahid will now return to Langley after just about a week of training abroad.

The 16-year-old Vancouver FC midfielder cemented himself as a full-fledged professional last year, carving out three goals and twenty appearances with Vancouver FC to cap off his rookie season. The league’s youngest pro also got called up to the Canada U-17 ranks, featuring in every possible match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup this fall.

The Maple Ridge-born teenager has enjoyed prior training spells abroad with FC Midtjylland, Villarreal, and the New York Red Bulls even prior to turning professional with Vancouver FC, where he had also spent months trialing before signing shortly after his sixteenth birthday. Now he can add another stint abroad with Feyenoord to his rapidly-growing resume.

Tahid is far from the only Vancouver FC athlete to test themselves abroad in the offseason, with James Cameron, Lennon Thompson (who signed in Scotland), and Elliot Simmons also doing so.

“Having the platform to showcase myself for lots of people all around the world to see, I’m very grateful for that,” Tahid told us following his first pro season. “I just knew I had to work as hard as I could and keep working to achieve my dream – and yeah, I haven’t got my big dream yet, but I’m stepping up.”

It is often stated that following up a breakout season is one of the hardest things to do, so it’ll be interesting to see how Tahid performs now that he’s a known quality in Canada’s top flight.

Vancouver FC’s opening moves in the transfer window have looked promising, with Ben Fisk officially signed and David Norman Jr. also locked in, but not yet officially confirmed.

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