Transfer news: City sign ex-Reds defender

Iacopo La Rocca has signed a two-year deal with Melbourne City.
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Melbourne City have secured defender Iacopo La Rocca on a two-year Hyundai A-League deal.

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CITY LAND LA ROCCA

*The 33-year-old has played 88 games in the Hyundai A-League since 2012 in stints with Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United.

*La Rocca won a Premiers’ Plate and AFC Champions League title in Western Sydney, before winning the Hyundai A-League double with the Reds in the 2015/16 Season.

*He was also a Joe Marston Medallist [with Thomas Broich] in the 2014 Grand Final.

*La Rocca is City’s third signing of the off-season following on from Scott Jamieson and Eugene Galekovic.

Iacopo La Rocca

WHAT THEY SAID

La Rocca:

“This is a new club and a new challenge for me, one which I am very excited about.

“Already it is very impressive; the moment you walk into the Academy you feel like a professional player and it makes you want to perform at your best.”

City boss Warren Joyce:

“Iacopo has enjoyed team and individual success during his time in the A-League, which will provide us with a player not only with vast experience and who complements our existing defensive players, but who possesses a strong desire and winning mentality.”