All White’s Matthew Garbett moves to Dutch football

An All Whites’s member has a new team in Europe: the 20-year-old player Matthew Garbett joined NAC Breda on loan from Italian outfit Torino FC. Garbett’s new club currently plays the Erste Divisie, the second-tier of football in the Netherlands – the club currently sits 9th in the table this season.

Garbett played in New Zealand in his younger years, including at Wellington. In 2020, he was transferred to Sweden’s Falkenbergs FF. After a year and a half in Sweden, he transferred to Torino, where he was part of the Under 19 team. Last October he made his official debut in the first team of Torino FC. He came on nine minutes before time in the Coppa Italia match against Cittadella“, said NAC in an official statement presenting the player – “With Matthew Garbett, NAC has a young midfielder who is comfortable on the ball. Matthew likes to look for the attack, but does not shy away from defensive work either; a so-called box-to-box player“, added in the statement.

Matthew Garbett – NAC Breda Media

It is also known there is an option-to-buy clause in the loan from Torino to NAC – the Dutch club can activate the clause at the end of the loan if they decide to make Garbett stay permanently at the club.


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