Transfer news: Roar sign ex-Italian international striker

Brisbane Roar have signed former Italian international Massimo Maccarone on a marquee deal.
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Brisbane Roar have pulled off a huge coup ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season, signing former Italian international Massimo Maccarone on a marquee deal.

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ROAR SECURE NEW ‘BIG MAC’

*Maccarone has spent the majority of his career in Serie A, playing for clubs like Sampdoria, Siena, Palermo and most recently Empoli

*The 37-year-old also spent five years in England with Middlesbrough (2002-07), where he was team-mate to Caltex Socceroos Mark Viduka, Luke Wilkshire and Mark Schwarzer.

*He has played over 500 matches in his career, scoring just under 200 career goals.

Massimo Maccarone

*Maccarone is Roar’s third major signing of the off-season – joining Fahid Ben Khalfallah and Corey Gameiro – and he’ll take over leading the attack from the departed Jamie Maclaren.

*The Italian could make his Roar debut in the club’s Westfield FFA Cup clash against Melbourne Victory on August 9.

ALOSI EXCITED BY MACCARONE’S ADDITION

“His playing career is impressive and we are confident that Massimo’s experience at the highest level will strengthen our already talented squad,” Aloisi said of the veteran striker.

“I’m sure our fans will be looking forward to seeing him in action at Suncorp Stadium.”

Massimo Maccarone

Roar's Hyundai A-League 2017/18 squad so far:

Goalkeepers: Michael Theo, Jamie Young

Defenders: Daniel Bowles, Corey Brown, Luke DeVere, Jack Hingert, Dane Ingham, Jade North, Connor O’Toole, Avram Papadopoulos

Midfielders: Joe Caletti, Brett Holman, Thomas Kristensen, Matt McKay(c), Jacob Pepper

Attackers: Shannon Brady, Nick D’Agostino, Corey Gameiro, Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Massimo Maccarone