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Dutch defender van den Brink to join Churchill Brothers

Churchill Brothers SC - Perth Glory

Dutch defender Bas van den Brink has been released by Australian A-League side Perth Glory to join I-League outfit Churchill Brothers SC.

The Australian club made the announcement on their club website today. The 30 year old Dutchman was informed by the club that he won’t feature in the squad for the remaining three months of the season and therefore van den Brink decided to terminate the contract.

“You have to make decisions that are good for yourself. I left because I didn’t know whether my contract would have been extended or not and the club didn’t really have a clear standpoint on whether they wanted to keep me. Based on that, it made the decision a lot easier for me to leave,” he was quoted in the official release.

The Dutchman played four seasons in the A-League for Gold Coast United and Perth Glory, while he had also stints with K-League side Busan IPark. He started his professional football career at Dutch outfit FC Utrecht.

Van den Brink is yet to sign a contract with Churchill Brothers, but the deal seems likely to happen very shortly.

“We’re more or less agreed on terms but obviously we still have to do a medical and stuff like that… so that’s where it stands right now,” van den Brink told.