Worm agrees Melbourne move

Forward to join A-League newcomers for 2010/11 season

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NEC Nijmegen forward Rutger Worm has explained his decision to agree a move to Australian side Melbourne Heart.

The 24-year-old will be playing Down Under from the start of the 2010/11 season after accepting an offer of a multi-year contract.

Worm is looking forward to the prospect of joining the A-League newcomers following six years with Eredivisie outfit NEC.

"It looks like a fantastic experience to me," he told De Gelderlander. "I wanted something different.

"Australia is a great country and a sporting country as well. It really attracts me. I am looking forward to playing there."

Melbourne's Dutch coach John van't Schip told his club's official website: "I am extremely happy to be able to bring Rutger to Melbourne and the A-League.

"He is a fantastic player who has shown a lot of ability during his time with NEC in the Eredivisie in Holland."