Australian striker Alex Brosque underwent a medical at De Kuip Tuesday prior to signing a one-year deal with Feyenoord. The contract also includes an extra two-year option clause. Up to now, the 20-year-old’s talent has been harnessed by Marconi Stallions, and Brosque has broken into the national youth team set-up during his stay at the ASL outfit. The player is set to be stabled at Westerlo, the Belgian club with which Feyenoord has a partner agreement.

Brosque himself is happy to make Westerlo his home for the coming season. ‘I think it’s good,’ the goalgetter says. ‘Your first year away from home is always tough and it’s important that you play. In the first team and not in the youth team. I can do that at Westerlo. What’s more, in Jan Ceulemans the club also has a trainer I can learn a great deal from. I hope to be good enough to return to Rotterdam. Feyenoord is my goal.’

Brosque is comfortable on the ball. ‘I’m at my best in one-on-one situations; I like to target and pass defenders,’ Brosque says. He has one full cap. Feyenoord spotted the player during his appearances for the Australian youth team.

The switch is a dream come true for the player with Uruguayan origins. ‘I spoke with Brett Emerton last month, but I’ve heard the most from Brett Holman, who I play with in the Olympic team. I had other options in Belgium, but when such a big club wants you in their organisation, you don’t hesitate for a moment.’

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