In a huge coup for Melbourne City, the club have confirmed the signing of former Adelaide United playmaker Marcelo Carrusca for the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
►The Argentine midfielder has signed a one-year deal with City.
►Carrusca began his career with Estudiantes in Argentina's Primeria Division, and was part of Galatasaray’s squad which won the Turkish Superliga title in 2008.
►The 34-year-old spent five seasons with the Reds in the Hyundai A-League, helping the club to the 2014 Westfield FFA Cup crown and the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League double.
►Carrusca could make his City debut in the club's Westfield FFA Cup quarter final against Sydney FC at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday night.
WHAT THEY SAID
Marcelo Carrusca: “This is an exciting opportunity for me; a lot of players want to play here at this club and I want to be a part of what City are building, including its connection to its fans and its desire for more success.
"I’m really looking forward to the chance to debut against Sydney on Wednesday.
"We’re three weeks out from the first game of the season so the players can’t wait to see our fans at AAMI Park."
City boss Warren Joyce: “Marcelo has a strong individual and team record in the A-League and provides balance and an additional outlet in our midfield.
"We brought Marcelo in to train with us over the past few days and have been pleased with his work ethic, his application and connection with our players and believe he add a new dimension to our squad.”