Alex Gersbach starts new chapter with Dutch Eredivisie club NAC Breda

New beginnings: Alex Gersbach with Socceroos and former Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold. Picture: Brendan Esposito/AAP Image
New beginnings: Alex Gersbach with Socceroos and former Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold. Picture: Brendan Esposito/AAP Image

Alex Gersbach is settling into his new life in the Netherlands after leaving Norwegian champions Rosenborg.

The 21-year-old signed for Dutch Eredivisie club NAC Breda on a two-and-a-half year contract late last month.

Gersbach, from Cronulla, made his debut for NAC in a 3-0 defeat to De Graafschap.

NAC sit at the bottom of the Eredivisie after a 3-0 loss to AZ Alkmaar last weekend. They face Dutch giants Ajax, who are six points behind top of the table PSV Eindhoven, on Sunday.

The Sutherland Sharks and Sydney FC product was recalled to Australia's squad for the Asian Cup last month but did not make it onto the pitch as the United Arab Emirates dumped the Socceroos out at the quarter-final stage.

“It took a while until it could be made final, but I’m glad it’s finished now,” Gersbach told the club's official website.

“NAC seems to me a very lively club where you experience a lot. I have heard many good stories about the club."

Gersbach joined Rosenborg in 2016 after making 31 appearances for Sydney FC.

He spent time out on loan at French Ligue 2 club Lens before returning to Norway where he played for Rosenborg in the Eliteserien and the UEFA Europa League, making 61 appearances.

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