Ricky van Wolfswinkel is happy with his current form at Vitesse ever since his return to the Yellow and Blacks on a free transfer from Norwich City last summer. The 27-year-old forward is looking to reshape his career at the club and believes he still have a lot of football years to play ahead of him.

“I am currently enjoying myself at Vitesse and I am beginning to feel like my real self again after what I have experienced in recent years,” said the striker. “I went back to Vitesse to recover the pleasure of playing every week. I did, and where it will lead to, I do not know.”

Van Wolfswinkel, who also came through Vitesse’s youth academy, had an unsuccessful stint in Western Europe, where he featured for FC Utrecht, Sporting Lisbon, Norwich City and Real Betis.

“I’ve seen a lot of Europe, but at the same time I am only 27 years old. I am ambitious to play more years ahead of me,” said Van Wolfswinkel. “I do not know what the future will bring, but I have experience and I am a more matured player. Certainly, Vitesse will not be my last club.”

However, the Vitesse goal poacher is grateful with the Arnhem club that gave him shelter after a disappointing time in England.

“The low point was that I used to train everyday like the rest of the guys and when it comes to match days, I had to watch from the sidelines. As you have such a nice contract, at such moments you care nothing at all,” he declared. “But I’m a football lover, I just want to play football.”

Meanwhile, Vitesse will be playing in the quarter finals of the KNBV Bekker cup against log leaders Feyenoord on Thursday 26 January.