Melbourne City FC have secured a new marquee signing for the upcoming Hyundai A-League season with Polish midfielder Marcin Budzinski joining the club.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
►Budzinski has signed a two-year marquee deal for the club.
►The 27-year-old joins from the Polish Ekstraklasa – the nation’s top flight - where he played 200 matches for club sides Arka Gdynia and KS Cracovia.
►He has represented Poland at U-19, U-20 and U-21 level.
►Budzinski replaces Argentine Nicolas Colazo, who was released after a season and is playing with Gimnasia La Plata in his native Argentina.
►City's Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season gets underway against Brisbane Roar on Friday, October 6.
WHAT THEY SAID
Marcin Budzinski: “One of the reasons I joined Melbourne City is the ambition for success that every single person involved in the club has.
"We are all here to play the best football we can, to work hard and to do our best to win for the fans.
"I have just arrived in Australia but already I feel at home, and with three weeks to go until the first game, I can’t wait to get started.”
Coach Warren Joyce: “Marcin is an imaginative midfield player with high-level experience both in the top domestic league in Poland, and with the Polish national team.
He arrives at an important time for the team as we finalise our pre-season and prepare for our first A-League match, and I have no doubt the fans will be excited to see him play for the first time.”