August 7, 2018 / 9:55 AM / 9 months ago

Soccer: Australia defender Sainsbury joins PSV Eindhoven

(Reuters) - Australia defender Trent Sainsbury has joined PSV Eindhoven on a three-year deal after being released by Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, the Dutch champions said on Tuesday.

The move reunites the 26-year-old Sainsbury with Mark van Bommel, who took charge of the Dutch club after completing his role as assistant to Australia coach Bert van Marwijk at the World Cup in Russia.

“Trent is a defender who we found interesting when he was still playing at PEC Zwolle,” PSV interim technical manager John de Jong told the club’s website.

“He is now a player with a lot of international experience. Among other things at the World Cup, he showed that he has developed excellently.”

Sainsbury has won 38 caps for Australia since making his debut four years ago.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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