Melbourne City FC have completed their player roster with the signing of experienced midfielder Jason Trifiro on a one-year deal.
The 27-year-old impressed during pre-season training with City, including a solid performance in the friendly clash against Manchester City at Cbus Stadium in July.
The former Western Sydney Wanderers player becomes City’s 10th signing in the offseason following the addition of Ivan Franjic, Steve Kuzmanovski, Corey Gameiro, Harry Novillo, Aaron Hughes, Michael Zullo, Wade Dekker, Bruno Fornaroli and Thomas Sorensen.
Coach John van’t Schip said Trifiro will provide extra competition for places in the middle of the park.
“Jason was impressive against Manchester City in the Gold Coast and has trained well with us during pre-season,” van’t Schip said.
“We’ve seen him perform for Western Sydney in the A-League and Asian Champions League and he will bring added depth to our midfield this season.”
Trifiro will wear the number 16 jersey.
Born in Western Sydney, Trifiro began his career playing for NSW clubs Marconi Stallions, APIA Leichhardt and South Coast Wolves, before heading to Victoria in 2011 to play alongside his brother Glen - who now lines up for the Central Coast Mariners - at Northcote City and South Melbourne.
Rewarded for his persistence, Trifiro eventually broke through to the A-League, making 37 appearances in a three-year spell with the Wanderers after signing as one of club’s inaugural players in 2012.
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