Sydney sign former Victory fullback Fabio

Ian Crook's rebuilding of the Sydney FC squad continues apace, with the club announces the capture of former Melbourne Victory left fullback Fabio Alves on a two-year-deal.

Ian Crook's rebuilding of the Sydney FC squad continues apace, with the club announces the capture of former Melbourne Victory left fullback Fabio on a two-year-deal.

The Brazilian is Crook-s second signing of the week after securing the services of Iraqi international Ali Abbas on Monday. Fabio agreed terms after impressing during a recent trial and will join the club once visa requirements are finalised.

“I am very happy to be signing for Sydney FC,” said Fabio. “It-s a great opportunity for me and I-m going to repay the belief the coach Ian Crook has shown in me.

“I am really pleased by the way I have been received by the players and the coaching staff.

“In just a few days, I have seen that they are a very united group and I-m looking forward to working with them.”

The 27-year old arrives after a season with Victory, where he was voted third in the Player of the Year Awards, and says he is excited about the move to Victory's rivals.

Crook believes the signing of the Brazilian will bring a much needed boost to the squad.

“He will improve the team and the squad and that-s all that matters right now,” said Crook.

“He-s technically very good and good on the ball which fits into our possession based game remit. He feels as though he has a point to prove, so he has a lot of hunger as well.”