The Aussie defender was struggling for game time in the Netherlands

Socceroos left-back Aziz Behich has signed a three-year deal with Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir.

Behich had spent the season with Eredivisie side PSV but struggled to break into the team, playing just 70 minutes in the league.

The 28-year-old had spent five years prior to his move to the Netherlands in Turkey with Bursaspor and has sealed his return to the country with a side that just fell short of silverware this season.

Basaksehir finished just two points shy of Galatasaray in Super Lig having never previously won the top-flight title.

The club’s current starting left-back is former Manchester City defender Gael Clichy with Behich brought in to offer some stern opposition.

“Our club signed a 3-year contract with Australian defender Aziz Behich of the Netherlands’s PSV Eindhoven club,” a Basaksehir club statement read. 

“We welcome Aziz Behich and wish him success with our orange-navy blue shirt.”

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