All Whites striker Alex Greive signs multi-year deal with League of Ireland club

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New Zealand international forward Alex Greive has signed a multi-year contract with League of Ireland club Bohemian FC.

Greive (25) signed with the club after the expiry of his contract with Scottish Premiership club St Mirren in May.

Bohemian manager Alan Reynolds told the club’s website: “I am delighted to get Alex on board. He’s quick, he’s sharp and he is going to be a real handful for defenders.

How Bohemian announced Alex Greive’s signing through their social media channel.

“Alex can play anywhere across the front three and we have had him in training over the past couple of days and I’ve been very impressed by him.

“Like everyone else who comes in during this window, he will need a little bit of time to get up to speed but he has been away with the New Zealand squad recently so he is in good shape.

“The squad is already looking a lot stronger now than it did a number of weeks ago and we are looking forward to getting all the new lads involved as soon as possible.”

Grieve, who has 14 full international caps, said: “I was aware that Bohs are one of the biggest clubs in Ireland so once I heard they were looking at me, I was very interested.

“I’ve had good conversations with the gaffer about what he wants to achieve here and I am really looking forward to being a part of that.

“I feel I am an energetic player and very hard working, I like to get in behind defenders and cause them problems, and I want to help get the club to where it wants to be.

“I know Nando Pijnaker (Sligo Rovers) and Max Mata (former Sligo Rovers) from the New Zealand set-up, and I know from them how good the standard is in the league here, so I am looking forward to the challenge.

“I’ve trained with the team the last two days and have really enjoyed it. There is a great set-up here and the manager is ambitious, and I am really looking forward to getting started now.”

The club says the deal is subject to gaining an International Transfer Certificate.

Bohemian play Sligo Rovers on Saturday July 13 (NZT), meaning Greive could be marked by his All Whites teammate Nando Pijnaker, who has recently recovered from broken ribs to regain his place in the Rovers’ defence.

Greive moved to Scotland in 2022, after winning the Northern League Golden Boot with Birkenhead United.

Before joining Birkenhead United, Greive played for Papakura City and Waitakere City.

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This story was first published on July 9, 2024.

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