Victory sign former Dutch youth international

Melbourne Victory have confirmed the signing of attacker Leroy George on a one-year deal, following the successful completion of a medical on Saturday.

NEED TO KNOW

• Born in the South American country of Suriname, George spent the majority of his childhood in the Dutch city of Amsterdam before joining nearby Eredivisie club, FC Utrecht, in 2006.

• Following 73 first team appearances and eight goals, George moved to Eredivisie rival N.E.C. where he racked up 81 games and another 11 goals throughout three seasons at the club.

• A former Dutch youth international, George has been most recently playing in Azerbaijan and Turkey.

MUSCAT DELIGHTED WITH GEORGE SIGNING

"Leroy's an impressive player with a strong pedigree, and one we're really happy to have secured, Victory boss Kevin Muscat said.  

"He's physically very strong, has good speed and can score goals - exactly the type of player we had been chasing."

"I'm really happy with how the squad is coming together, and Leroy's signing adds further depth to what I feel is a balanced and versatile, yet very strong, playing group," Muscat added.

Leroy George.