Transfer news: City sign Dutch defender

Melbourne City have confirmed the addition of Dutch defender Bart Schenkeveld for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

*Schenkeveld has inked a two-year deal with City

*The 25-year-old right-back has joined from Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle, the former home of Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury.

*At Zwolle he also worked under former City boss John van ‘t Schip.

*Schenkeveld is a youth product of Dutch giants Feyenoord and represented the Netherlands at U19s level.

SCHENKEVELD READY FOR NEW CHALLENGE

“I’m delighted to become a Melbourne City player, starting in a new league and a totally new country,” HE SAID.

“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.”

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CITY’S NEW FACES

Schenkeveld is new manager Warren Joyce’s fifth major acquisition of the pre-season.

He joins the likes of Eugene Galekovic, Scott Jamieson, Iacopo La Rocca and Stefan Mauk as major signings for the club.