Denmark defender Jakobsen joins Melbourne City

Michael Jakobsen with Esbjerg fB Source: FrontzoneSport

Melbourne City have sought to shore up their defence by signing Michael Jakobsen on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old defender will link with City during pre-season tour in Townsville next week after joining from Esbjerg in the Danish Superliga.

Jakobsen is a former Denmark international, having represented his country at every youth level and taken the field alongside his new Melbourne teammate Thomas Sorensen in the senior side, totalling five appearances since making his debut in 2009.

He previously played in La Liga for Almeria and Lillestrom in Norway and was an integral part in Aalborg's Danish Superliga win in 2007-2008 and qualification for the 2008-2009 UEFA Champions League.

With Patrick Kisnorbo's retirement, City will be relying on the centre-back to strengthen their defence and he joins a club team looking to win their first premiership after adding Australian great Tim Cahill, Josh Rose, Neil Kilkenny and Manny Muscat to the their squad.

Source AAP