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Sydney FC add Dutch defender Jordy Buijs

AAP logoAAP 12/01/2017 Andrew Leeson

Unbeaten A-League pace-setters Sydney FC have added Dutch defender Jordy Buijs to their squad for the remainder of the season.

Replacing recently-departed central defender Matt Jurman, 28-year-old Buijs has played over 200 games in the Dutch top flight Eredivisie.

His most recent stop was in Romania with Pandurji Targu Jiu, but moved on along with several other players after the club suffered financial problems.

Previously Buijs had stints at Dutch clubs Feyenoord, De Graafschap, NAC Breda and SC Heerenveen. He will arrive to link with the league-leading Sky Blues early next week.

"He is a free kick specialist and like our other four foreign players we expect him to improve our squad enormously," Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold said.

"He has a good reputation and comes highly recommended from our Dutch network of contacts," Arnold said.

In a Twitter post on Friday Buijs also suggested he was considering staying on at Sydney FC for next season.

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