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Dutch defender Bas van den Brink will not be joining Churchill Brothers after all, despite Perth Glory having released him from his contract to do so

GOAL.com Indonesia   By GOAL AUSTRALIA


Former Perth Glory Bas van den Brink could become a target for A-League clubs after his move to Indian outfit Churchill Brothers broke down.

Churchill's campaign suffered a set-back as Bilal Najjarin moved to Fujairah SC of the United Arab Emirates Pro League club in the January transfer window, and they had targeted the Dutchman as his replacement.

Van den Brink had been released from his Glory contract to pave the way for the move to the I-League, but now it appears it has come to nothing.

"We are trying to get an African player now," Churchill head coach Mariano Dias said. "The deal [to sign Bas Van den Brink] broke down.

"Without our good defenders [Dharmaraj] Ravanan and Bilal [Najjarin], it's one point gained," said Dias, referring to his side's 2-2 result against Prayag United on Sunday.

With the A-League transfer window still open, van den Brink may consider a move back to Australia should A-League interest arise.

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