Corona a stout replacement for Brattan

Brisbane Roar have boosted their roster a week out from the start of the 2015/16 A-League season with the signing of Spanish midfielder Corona on a two-year deal.

The former youth international will replace Luke Brattan who had his contract terminated with the Queensland outfit.

Corona represented Spain at U-21 level and was a member of the U-16 team that won the European Championship and took bronze at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Since 2006 he has played for Spanish side Almeria and was the club's captain, notching up 312 appearances for 22 goals in all competitions. The club was relegated to the second division last season.

Brisbane Roar Head Coach John Aloisi said the No. 6 would bring quality to the Roar side.

"The way Miguel plays on the ball, he's technically very good and he will be able to start the plays for us," Aloisi said of the 34-year-old who played nine seasons in the Spanish top flight.

"He's got all the qualities that we are looking for in that position to play the style of football we want to play."

The last goal Aloisi scored during his Spain career was for Alaves in 2007 – a 2-2 draw against Almeria featuring Corona.

Miguel Angel Garcia Perez-Roldan was given the playing name Corona as a youngster in a mark of respect to his grandfather, a respected elder in his hometown, Talavera de la Reina.

Corona had a three-year stint in the youth ranks at Real Madrid and also played in Spain with Zaragoza (in 2001/04 and 2005/06), Polideportivo Ejido (2004/05) and Albacete (2005/06).

The midfielder said he was excited about playing with the three-time  A-League champions.

"The attacking, possession-based style of the Roar suits my game," Corona said.

"This style and the positive approach to football by John Aloisi is what drew me to the club. Now I can't wait to get onto the field and show what I can do."