Melbourne City have completed the signing of Dutch defender Bart Schenkeveld from PEC Zwolle.
Schenkeveld, who has represented the Netherlands at U19 level, came through the youth ranks of reigning Dutch champions Feyenoord before moving away to Heracles in 2012.
The right-sided defender then signed with Zwolle in 2015 on a three-year deal, but has now inked a two-year deal in the A-League with City.
“I’m delighted to become a Melbourne City player, starting in a new league and a totally new country," the 25-year-old Schenkeveld said.
"It is well known that the club has major ambition, and a very clear way it wants to play football. I can’t wait to get started, get to know the rest of the team, and start building for success this season."
City coach Warren Joyce added: “Bart is a strong and versatile defender with five years of experience playing at the highest level, in the Eredivisie.
"He joins us in the middle of intensive pre-season training, as we look to our next FFA Cup game, and to the start of the A-League season."
Schenkeveld fills the void left by Ivan Franjic, who left the club for K League outfit Daegu FC.