Perth Glory have signed Diogo Ferreira from reigning A-League Champions Brisbane Roar on a two-year deal.
The 24-year-old defensive midfielder is the third player signed in the off-season by head coach Kenny Lowe as last season’s eighth place finishers look to strengthen the squad ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.
Victorian born Ferreira, who came through Portuguese giants FC Porto’s youth academy, joined Melbourne Victory in 2010 and went on to make 52 appearances for the club before joining Roar in 2013.
While his opportunities were limited at Brisbane, he still managed 11 appearances during this season’s successful campaign with his last game being the round 25 win over Melbourne Heart in March.
The former youth international is looking forward to linking up with his new team mates when Glory’s preseason kicks-off in mid-June.
“I’m excited to take on this new challenge with Perth Glory and I believe this move is a very important and timely one for me," Ferreira said.
"I like what the club is looking to achieve this season, what it is doing to strengthen its squad and its coaching structures.
"It was a great experience to be a part of a championship-winning side at Brisbane, however, having spoken to Kenny Lowe, I've gained a good insight into the ambitions of the club, the players that he is close to signing and I believe it’s a great opportunity for me to now be part of a team that I feel, will be challenging at the top of A-League ladder in the coming seasons.”