Melbourne City FC can confirm it has signed Dutch defender Bart Schenkeveld on a two-year contract ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.
The 25-year-old right-back has signed from Dutch side PEC Zwolle in the Eredivisie, adding depth to City’s defence ahead of the new campaign.
A youth product of reigning Dutch champions Feyenoord, Schenkeveld is a strong right-sided defensive player who represented the Netherlands at U19s level.
Commenting on his signing, Schenkeveld said;
“I’m delighted to become a Melbourne City player, starting in a new league and a totally new country. It is well known that the club has major ambition, and a very clear way it wants to play football. I can’t wait to get started, get to know the rest of the team, and start building for success this season.”
Head Coach Warren Joyce commented on the announcement;
“Bart is a strong and versatile defender with five years of experience playing at the highest level, in the Eredivisie. He joins us in the middle of intensive pre-season training, as we look to our next FFA Cup game, and to the start of the A-League season.”
Schenkeveld is Warren Joyce’s latest acquisition of the pre-season, joining new recruits Eugene Galekovic, Scott Jamieson, Iacopo La Rocca, Stefan Mauk and Scholarship Players Connor Metcalfe, Ramy Najjarine and John Roberts.
Schenkeveld will join his new teammates in training at the City Football Academy on Tuesday.
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