Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has finalised his squad for the 2014/15 campaign with the signing of French-born Tunisian international, Fahid Ben Khalfallah on a one-year-deal.
The 31-year-old attacking midfielder has played extensively in France’s top-flight, with a four year stint at Bordeaux.
Ben Khalfallah takes up the club’s fifth and final international spot in the Victory line-up and Muscat said he was expecting big things from his latest signing.
“Fahid’s versatility and attacking mindset is a very exciting prospect for us and we think he will add even more depth and quality to our squad,” Muscat said.
“Fahid is a top quality addition to our front third. He can play as a winger, an attacking midfielder, or even as a number nine if needed. We know he’ll be a big part of our 2014/15 A-League campaign.
“We’ve focused on bringing in experienced, quality players to our squad this pre-season and I certainly think we’ve achieved that. That experience is invaluable and will also be beneficial for the younger boys in our squad who are eager to learn off those more experienced players."
Ben Khalfallah has impressed at his previous French clubs, including Valenciennes, SM Caen, Angers SCO, Stade Laval and Amiens SC and joins Victory from French Ligue 2 side, Troyes AC.
“I am very happy to be moving to Australia and playing for Melbourne Victory in this next stage of my career,” Ben Khalfallah said.
“I’m really looking forward to playing in a new country, in a great place like Australia, and helping Melbourne Victory win the A-League this season.”
Ben Khalfallah will begin training with his teammates on Friday and will be presented with his shirt at
Melbourne Victory’s Open Day this Sunday.comments