Brisbane Roar are close to finalising a deal for French winger Eric Bautheac, subject to the completion of a medical examination.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
►Bautheac is set to confirm a one-year deal next week, pending his medical.
►The 30-year-old - currently a free agent - joins after a stint in Ligue 1 in France at LOSC Lille.
►He brings over ten years of top division experience to Roar, having spent the majority of his professional career in France’s top flight.
►Bautheac is primarily as a left-winger, and made a total of 172 appearances in Ligue 1, scoring 26 goals and creating 25 assists.
►He is just the third Frenchman after William Gallas and Matthieu Delpierre to play in the Hyundai A-League.
ALOISI EXCITED BY NEW RECRUIT
“We are looking forward to adding Eric to our talented squad. He is a top quality footballer who has played at the highest level in France for many years,” Aloisi said.
“He is the left sided attacker we have been patiently searching for. His pace and European experience will cause opposition defences plenty of problems we believe.
“With under a month until the season gets underway I hope our supporters are excited about this quality addition to our club.”
Goalkeepers: Michael Theo, Jamie Young
Defenders: Daniel Bowles, Corey Brown, Luke DeVere, Jack Hingert, Dane Ingham, Jade North, Connor O’Toole, Avram Papadopoulos
Midfielders: Joe Caletti, Brett Holman, Thomas Kristensen, Matt McKay(c), Mitchell Oxborrow, Jacob Pepper
Attackers: Eric Bautheac, Shannon Brady, Nick D’Agostino, Corey Gameiro, Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Massimo Maccarone, Petros Skapetis