Deng joins PSV on loan, Inman signs for Peterborough

The promising young defender will spend the 2016-17 season in Netherlands, while Bradden Inman is also on the move

Melbourne Victory's Thomas Deng has joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan deal, while fellow Australian Bradden Inman has moved clubs in England.

PSV confirmed on Monday that Deng, who was born in Kenya but moved to Australia at the age of six, has joined the Eredivisie club's Under 21 squad.

Meanwhile, Inman - who was part of the Socceroos' squad to play England in May - has signed a three-year deal with Peterborough United in League One after his contract with Crewe Alexandra expired.

 

Deng will spend a season with PSV, who have the option to buy the 19-year-old defender once he completes his loan spell.

"I'm expecting very big things. It's a very big club in Europe. I'm very happy to be here and I can't wait to commence training," Deng told PSV's website.

"I have come here to become a better player and I hopefully I can start training with the first-team."

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Deng made his senior Victory debut in the Melbourne derby last season, going on to make 13 appearances in the 2015-16 A-League season.

 

With Crewe having been relegated to League Two last season, Inman's decision to join Peterborough keeps him in a higher division for the 2016-17 campaign.

 

The 24-year-old was brilliant for Crewe last term, finishing the season as the club's top scorer in League One with 10 goals.

"He [Inman] is a player that I have watched a lot of. He scored 10 goals from midfield for Crewe last season and is a very exciting player," Peterborough manager Grant McCann said on the club's website. 

"It is hotting up the competition in the midfield area of the pitch. There are eight or nine players fighting for probably four positions. One thing I wanted to do was to make sure we had good competition for places. 

"Brad is a good player, he can play anywhere in the front three or in a diamond formation. He likes to get at people with the ball and scores goals. I am delighted to have him on board."

After completing his medical, Inman will fly to Portugal to join his new team-mates at their pre-season training camp.