A-League club Melbourne City have signed Irish international Damien Duff on a one-year deal.
A-League club Melbourne City have announced the signing of Damien Duff on a one-year deal for the 2014/15 season.
In what is an excellent coup for the club, the 100-cap Irish international has been signed within the salary cap, meaning City still have room to sign two marquee players outside the cap.
Melbourne City head coach John van’t Schip said Duff’s experience would be integral to the team and would assist in the development of the club’s younger players.
“We’re excited to have a player of Damien’s quality and experience for this season. We believe he can offer international standard quality on the pitch and will also be a great professional example for our younger players,” van’t Schip said.
“His career speaks for itself. He has achieved almost everything at club level and has been a great player at an international level too. He comes to us straight from the English Premier League with Fulham, so he has been playing at the highest level against top teams and top players.”
Duff becomes the club’s third VISA player for this season, meaning City can sign two more foreign players including an international marquee.
The news comes just a week after City announced the signing of Spain’s all-time leading goalscorer David Villa on a ten-match contract.