Dundalk sign former PSV Eindhoven prospect Koen Oostenbrink


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Premier Division outfit Dundalk have snapped up the services of ex-PSV Eindhoven youth Koen Oostenbrink ahead of the 2024 League of Ireland season.

Oostenbrink, 23, was most recently playing with FC Eindhoven in the Dutch second-tier.

He has also lined out for the Netherlands at under-17 level. 

 “Koen has an excellent pedigree,” said Dundalk boss Stephen O’Donnell. 

”He came up through the PSV academy and helped FC Eindhoven to the playoffs in the Dutch second tier last year.

“He is a cultured midfielder who can play off both feet and he is good physically. He wants to kick on and progress his career and we’re really excited to have him here.”

And the player - who becomes Dundalk’s second new signing of the season - added: “It was an easy decision to come to Ireland. 

“I found out about Dundalk’s interest last week and when I spoke to the coach (Stephen O’Donnell) and Brian (Gartland), it was all positive.

“Stephen is a football coach and I like how he said he wants us to play. I think he can improve me because he was a number six himself.

“I know Dundalk from when they played in the Europa League against AZ Alkmaar a few years ago and I am happy that they want to give me the chance to develop myself and become a better player.”