SYDNEY (AFP) Dutchman Gerald Sibon has signed with Australian club Melbourne Heart, officials said Friday, ending a seven-month search to find a striker for the new A-League team. The lanky former Ajax and PSV player will come to Melbourne from Dutch side Heerenveen after displaying excellent form with the Dutch club this season, scoring 15 times in 27 starts, coach John van 't Schip said. The coaching staff has spent the last seven months watching matches in Australia, Europe, Asia and South America to find the striker that has the skills and the mentality to fit into our team and the A-League, van 't Schip said. I am very confident Gerald is that player. Sibon, 36, played in the English Premier League for Sheffield Wednesday from 1999-2002 and was the Owls highest goal scorer for three consecutive seasons. He will join Socceroos John Aloisi, Simon Colosimo and Michael Beauchamp at Heart when they begin their inaugural A-League campaign on August 5. Meanwhile, Sydney FC announced Friday it has signed 21-year-old defender Scott Jamieson on a two-year contract. Jamieson, who spent three years at English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers before moving to A-League club Adelaide United for two seasons, earned his first Socceroos cap in 2009.