City continue off-season signings

Melbourne City FC have added some more firepower to their forward line for next season with the club announcing the signing of Corey Gameiro.

The 22-year-old joins John van't Schip's squad on a two-year deal and will commence pre-season with his teammates at the end of June at the City Football Academy, Melbourne.

Gameiro, who played 21 matches for Sydney FC across the past two seasons, follows recent recruits, Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic and 18-year-old attacker Steve Kuzmanovski, who have signed for Melbourne City FC in recent weeks.

Gameiro offers a further option to City's attacking third, with his ability demonstrated at the Hyundai A-League level, overseas and with Australia's national set-up.

After signing with English Premier League club Fulham in August 2009, Gameiro spent time with FC Eindhoven in Holland before joining Wellington Phoenix in the A-League and moving to Sydney FC.

Despite missing a portion of Sydney FC's campaign last season through injury, Gameiro emerged as a star of Sydney's attack, having netted 12 goals in pre-season last year, followed by two goals in five A-League matches.

Melbourne City FC fans were exposed to Gameiro's talent when he scored against van't Schip's team in the Westfield FFA Cup and netted a superb effort against City in the opening match of the 2014/15 campaign.

"We have been monitoring Corey's progress and believe he has huge potential with us at Melbourne City FC," van't Schip said.

"Corey has proven he has what it takes to be a successful striker in the A-League, showing that he has the desire, skill and hunger to succeed.

“He is a great professional and is excited about his move to Melbourne and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the Club.”

Gameiro said he was eager to continue his rehab at the City Football Academy in Melbourne.

“I’m ahead of schedule at the moment, so I am doing well,” Gameiro said. “The facilities here are excellent and I am very happy to be here at the Club and continuing my rehabilitation in the Academy’s fantastic gym.

“I believe the Club is heading in the right direction, have the foundations right and have the potential now to achieve success and I want to be a part of it.”