Pinas signs with Groningen
By Gerrit van Leeuwen. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
FORMER Newcastle United man Brian Pinas has signed a deal with Groningen and will join them at the end of the season.
The 25-year-old winger has struggled to make an impression at Feyenoord, and is currently in the middle of a loan deal at Excelsior.
Pinas, though, is looking further ahead than this season, having signed a three-year contract with Groningen.
He said to feyenoord.nl: "FC Groningen is a beautiful team with fantastic fans.
"Furthermore they really wanted me. That is very important for me.
"I have a good feeling about this."
Pinas is reportedly hedging his bets, however, as it is being suggested that he has inserted a clause in his deal that states he can decide against joining the club if they fail to avoid the drop.
Groningen are currently third-bottom, and Pinas will certainly be casting anxious glances at their results over the remaining months of the season.