Socceroos defender Aziz Behich set for PSV switch

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The Australian defender is close to linking up with Trent Sainsbury

Reigning Eredivisie champions PSV are close to adding another Australian defender to their squad with Aziz Behich reportedly nearing a move from Turkish side Bursapor.

According to beIN Sports Turkey, a €4 million deal has been agreed to with Behich set to join Socceroos teammate Trent Sainsbury in Netherlands should the transfer go through.

New PSV coach Mark van Bommel was Australia's assistant coach during the 2018 World Cup and has clearly taken a liking to a number of Socceroos players.

Sainsbury joined the club as a free agent after sealing a release from Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, while Daniel Arzani was linked to a potential loan move prior to making a move to Celtic.

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After four years in Turkey, Behich could well be ready to move on and impressed in Russia as he played all three of the Socceroos group games.

The left-back bagged five goals across 34 appearances for Bursaspor last season and at 27 years old, appears to be in career best form.

PSV have begun their Eredivisie title defence with consecutive wins and also have one foot in the UEFA Champions League group stages after claiming a 3-2 play-off win over BATE Borisov in their first leg. 

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