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UPDATED 04:51 16th July 2016

Beerens began his career at PSV Eindhoven, representing the Eredivisie giants in his teenage years before a loan spell at NEC Nijmegan arose in 2007.

Having gained Champions League experience whilst on Eindhoven’s books, Beerens engineered a move to Heerenveen where he really rose to prominence during four years in Friesland.

There he won the Dutch Cup, featuring in the final which was won after a penalty shootout against Twente in Rotterdam in 2009. He also formed part of the side which took on the likes of AC Milan, Sporting Lisbon and Hertha Berlin in the Europa League.

Whilst with Heerenveen, Beerens also broke onto the international scene, first representing the Netherlands in the 2008 Olympics.   

A regular U21 for Holland, Beerens went on to make two appearances for the senior Dutch side - debuting in a friendly 1-1 draw with Ukraine in 2010 before replacing Klass-Jan Huntelaar in a defeat to Germany in Hamburg a year later.

In 2011 the fleet-footed midfielder signed for AZ Alkmaar and two years later in 2013 won his second Dutch Cup, helping his newest team overcome the challenge of his former side PSV Eindhoven in the final.

In 2014, he then left his native Holland to sign a contract with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin before opting to join the Royals ahead of a number of other clubs interested in his signature.

The 28-year-old put pen to paper signing a three-year-deal with the club and first linked up with the first team squad during pre-season preparations ahead of the 2016/17 EFL Championship season.