Vitesse acquired midfielder Theo Janssen from Ajax on Tuesday and signed him to a three-year contract.

Janssen, 31, started his career with Vitesse and returns to his former club after stints with Twente and Ajax. He played 206 matches in the Eredivisie in his first stay with Vitesse.

In addition to his experience in the Netherlands, Janssen also spent a short time on loan with Genk in Belgium.

Capped five times for the Netherlands, Janssen will remain with Vitesse after he retires as a player as his deal included a future job as a coach.