Socceroo left back Alex Gersbach is leaving his relegated Dutch club NAC Breda but will continue his professional football career in Europe after signing a three-year deal with Danish Supeliga club AGF Aarhus.
After joining Dutch club Breda in January this year, the 22-year-old Gersbach negotiated a release from his two-and-a-half-year contract after the club was relegated from the Dutch Eredivisie at the end of the season.
The former Sydney FC player had offers from Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets to return to the A-League but has opted to stay in Europe. The move to AGF Aarhus means a return to a Scandinavian league for Gersbach after his previous two-year stint at Norwegian club Rosenberg which ended when he went on loan to French club Lens in 2018.
At AGF, he’ll be joining fellow Socceroo Mustafa Amini and another Australian footballer, midfielder Zach Duncan.
Speaking on AGF’s official website, Gersbach said: “From my time in Norway I know about Scandinavian football and the level, so when the opportunity arose, I wanted to go to the Super League and when AGF came on the pitch I was immediately interested.”
“I know Mustafa Amini from the national team and from him, I’ve only heard good things about the club, the traditions, the coaches, the facilities and the supporters.
“I’m really glad it’s been here and now I’m just looking forward to contributing and working hard for the team’s success.”
AGF’s Sports Director Peter Christiansen, added: “Alex holds tremendous speed, a huge engine and a positive approach to the game which means that both his offensive and defensive qualities can give us new dimensions in the game.”
Gersbach has six Socceroo caps to his credit making his senior debut under then coach Ange Postecoglou in 2016 in a friendly game against Greece.