Victory linked with Spanish defensive midfielder

Melbourne Victory are reportedly set to sign Ponferradina captain Alan Baró following his side's relegation from the Segunda division.

Spanish website L'Esportiu reports that the defender sees his career continuing with his family outside of Spain, after earlier being linked with Almeria.

Baró, 31, can play as a central defender or a defensive midfielder and would provide coach Kevin Muscat with much needed flexibility in his first team.

The Spaniard has racked up 161 appearances for La Ponfe in a career which also includes stints at Osasuna, Albacete and Alicante.

You can read Baró's farewell to the Ponferradina fans...