On-the-move Phoenix defender Joshua Laws joins Swiss club Grasshopper

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Out-of-contract Wellington Phoenix defender Joshua Laws has signed with Swiss Super League club Grasshopper Club Zürich.

Laws, who was not offered a new A-League contract at the end of last season, joins Grasshopper on a two-year deal with an option for a one-year extension.

Main photo: Joshua Laws signs his contract with Grasshopper Club. Photo credit: GC Zürich.

Grasshopper’s past players include All Whites Wynton Rufer, Max Mata and Nando Pijnaker.

Glasgow-born Laws (25) was raised in Australia and moved to Germany when 14, where he played for Fortuna Düsseldorf’s youth academy before moving to Wellington Phoenix for whom he made his A-League debut in 2020.

He has represented Scotland and Australia as an age group international.

Joshua Laws … will play in the Swiss Super League. Photo credit: GC Zürich.

Grasshopper Club Sports Director Bernt Haas told the club’s website:

“Joshua’s left-footed versatility allows him to excel in multiple positions. We are happy to have him in our squad as he will additionally strengthen our defence with his experience.”

Laws said:

“I am delighted with the opportunity to be a part of this team and excited by the plans that Bruno has for the squad. My goal is to integrate quickly and make a meaningful difference on the pitch.”

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