Signing news: City snare Uruguayan attacker Cabrera

Melbourne City have signed Uruguayan attacker Javier Cabrera on a two-year deal.

Capable playing as either a winger or an attacking midfielder, Cabrera arrives in Australia with more than 200 matches to his name in Spain, Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina.

The 27-year-old most recently plied his trade at Uruguayan Primera Division outfit Montevideo Wanderers, the club where his career began, before spells at Recreativo, Argentinos Juniors and Toluca.

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“Javier is an exciting, creative player who is as comfortable out wide as he is playing centrally as an attacking player,” said Michael Petrillo, the club's Director of Football.

“He has a lot of experience in highly competitive top divisions in Uruguay, Argentina and Mexico and will help provide the creative spark and attacking ability our game style demands.”

“I am proud to sign for Melbourne City for the next two years, and to test myself in the A-League,” Cabrera told the club's website.

“The club has clear ambitions and focus to play its football in an exciting, attacking style and I’m looking forward to contributing to its future success with our new head coach.

“I enjoy playing free-flowing, attacking football and helping create chances for my teammates. Melbourne is world famous for its sporting culture, and I can’t wait to experience that and to meet our fans.”

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