Melbourne City have announced Marcelo Carrusca as the club's seventh off-season signing, with the midfielder agreeing to terms on a one-year deal.
City captain Bruno Fornaroli posted a photo of Carrusca on Instagram with the 34-year-old in City gear and despite his best efforts to delete the evidence, Fornaroli had let the cat out of the bag.
After playing for Adelaide United for five seasons, Carrusca will join City just in time for their FFA Cup clash against Sydney FC on Wednesday night and was excited by the prospect of making his debut for the club.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me; a lot of players want to play here at this Club and I want to be a part of what City are building, including its connection to its fans and its desire for more success," Carrusca said.
"I’m really looking forward to the chance to debut against Sydney on Wednesday. We’re three weeks out from the first game of the season so the players can’t wait to see our fans at AAMI Park.”
Head Coach Warren Joyce was pleased with the addition to his squad.
“Marcelo has a strong individual and team record in the A-League and provides balance and an additional outlet in our midfield," Joyce added.
"We brought Marcelo in to train with us over the past few days and have been pleased with his work ethic, his application and connection with our players and believe he add a new dimension to our squad.”
In other roster news, City has elevated Braedyn Crowley to it's first-team list after he joined the club as a Scholarship Player last season.
“Braedyn has been a strong and regular contributor to our youth team over the course of his Scholarship contract and we have given him the opportunity to step into role with the first team squad," Joyce said.