The former Central Coast Mariner left Israeli side Maccabi Haifa just days ago in pursuit of a new club and was linked to the Belgian top tier side yesterday.

Overnight the Flanders-based club confirmed the signing with an elaborate video showing a skydiver preparing for the jump, taking off and then plummeting to the ground.

At the end of the video, Sainsbury, 28, is revealed as the mystery man being welcomed to the club.

The West Australian began his career as a youth with Perth Glory before landing a pro deal with the Mariners in 2010 where he stayed for four years.

He spent two years in Europe with PEC Zwolle before an odd move to China and Jiangsu Suning, who promptly loaned him to Inter in Serie A and played once for them, followed by another loan spell with Swiss side Grasshopper but never made a start

He secured a move back to Holland after the 2018 World Cup with PSV Eindhoven but after just six games in a season, he moved to Israel in a bid to get his career back on track.

He has 48 Socceroos caps and three goals to his name – and is also coach Graham Arnold son-in-law.

Kortrijk currently sit in 10th spot in the 18-team Belgian Pro League two games into the season, and finished last season in 11th place.