Melbourne Victory bolstered its squad with the signing of Mauritius international Jonathan Bru on a two-year deal.
The France-born defensive midfielder represented Les Bleus at every age level between Under-17's and Under-21's but never managing to win a senior cap before making his senior international debut for Mauritius in 2010.Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou is pleased to have captured the 27-year-old ball player.
"I made it a priority to secure an experienced, defence-minded midfielder and Jonathan looks to be the ideal fit for our squad, especially considering the array of attacking options we have," Postecoglou said.
"To have represented France at five different age levels speaks volumes about his ability, and I’m confident he will provide plenty of quality to Melbourne Victory.
Bru is looking forward to his A-League challenge, which begins when he arrives in Australia in early July.
"I'm really excited to be joining Melbourne Victory, a club that has had great success and I hear their fans are amazing too, so I can't wait, Bru said.
"It was a big decision to move to the other side of the world, but Australian football is certainly on the up and the opportunity of a new challenge was too good to refuse.
After struggling to make an impression at Primeira Liga side Academica in 2009-2010, Bru has spent the past two seasons in Portugal's second tier with Oliveirense and Moreirense.
Bru joins Spase Dilevski, Sam Gallagher and Adama Traore as Melbourne Victory's new boys for the 2012-2013 season.
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