Behich joins Sainsbury in exciting PSV switch

Aziz Behich has joined fellow Caltex Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury at PSV Eindhoven after completing a dream move from Bursaspor.

Left-back Behich became the Eredivisie champions' second Australian signing in the space of a month when he put to paper on a four-year deal on Saturday morning (AEST).

The Eredivisie switch comes on the back of a fine FIFA World Cup where he clearly impressed new PSV boss Mark van Bommel, who served as an assistant to Bert van Marwijk in Russia.

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Behich, 27, has firmly established his European football credentials across four full seasons in Turkey.

The attack-minded former Hyundai A-League player cemented a first-team spot at Bursaspor in 2014 and went on to make 121 appearances in the Super Lig.

He chipped in with an impressive five goals last term and appears ready-made for the UEFA Champions League, the group stage for which PSV qualified after defeating BATE Borisov 3-0 on Thursday night (6-2 on aggregate).

Van Bommel's men will now enter the UEFA Champions League Group Stage, and come up against some European powerhouses: Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Tottenham.

Behich is likely to compete with Netherlands international Nick Viergever for PSV's left-back berth ahead of his possible involvement for Australia at AFC Asian Cup 2019.

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