PSV have completed the signing of Romal Abdi, the top FIFA player in the region. The 27-year old passed the selection process and a medical after which he put pen to paper on his contract with PSV. Abdi will represent PSV in national and international FIFA tournaments. He will make his PSV home debut during the DutchGameMasters in Eindhoven on 28 February 2017.
Romal Abdi was one of three tournament champions during the PSV FIFA event at the end of October. Along with the two other winners, Abdi reported for duty at the Philips Stadion for the final selection process. As the eSports athlete will represent PSV in national as well as international tournaments, he and the two other competitors were made to do several tests and had an interview with PSV’s General Director Toon Gerbrands and director of football Marcel Brands. Abdi became the unanimous winner and underwent a medical conducted by PSV club doctor Rolf Timmermans.
Abdi wants to win trophies
Abdi comfortably passed his medical after which he spoke to PSV for the first time, smiling brightly. “This is awesome”, was his first reaction. “I will be given the most beautiful shirt in the world in a minute. It’s a dream come true. I will make every possible effort to win trophies with PSV.”
PSV and energiedirect.nl
PSV will provide Abdi with a PSV home shirt, a PSV controller and a game chair with which he will represent PSV in all tournaments. The club will also pay for all his expenses, including transport, overnight stays, entrance fees, and support him in setting up a professional media channel to strengthen his team with FUT and FIFA games. PSV main sponsor energiedirect.nl will support him by providing him with free gas and electricity for one year, so that Abdi will have no worries about his energy bill.
Gerbrands: ‘Abdi made a huge impression’
General manager Toon Gerbrands handed Abdi his first PSV. Abdi had made a huge impression during his interview. “Marcel Brands and I were greatly impressed by his skills. We are confident Abdi will be a worthy representative of our beautiful club and we wish him the best of luck.”