Jan Paul van Hecke signs new contract

Dutch defender extends his stay at Albion.

By BHAFC • 13 July 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
JP joined us in 2020 from NAC Breda.

We are pleased to confirm that Jan Paul van Hecke has signed a new contract with the club.

Jan joined us in 2020, going onto make his Premier League debut in a 1-0 win over Leeds in August 2022.

Men’s first-team head coach Roberto De Zerbi said, "I’m really pleased for JP, and to see an extension of a contract of another important player.  

"Last year he showed all his quality and his potential. He was very important in us achieving our goal.“

The 23-year-old signed for us from NAC Breda, before spending the 2020/21 season on loan in the Netherlands with Heerenveen.

That was followed up by a campaign on loan with Championship Blackburn, where he would go onto become Rovers’ first ever loan player to win their Player of the Season award.

Jan made 13 appearances for us last season, including eight in the Premier League.

He has represented the Netherlands under-21 eight times.