Aussies Abroad: Brandon Borrello signs for Dynamo Dresden

Socceroos forward Brandon Borrello is on the move after signing a two-year contract with German club Dynamo Dresden.

The 25-year-old, who spent last season with Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan from Bundesliga club SC Freiburg, will don the number 25 at the newly-promoted 2. Bundesliga outfit. 

Borrello is no stranger to German football, having made over 50 appearances in the European nation's top two tiers since trading Brisbane Roar for 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2017.

The attacker was as a member of Australia's squad for last month's FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Kuwait, where he started and set up Mitchell Duke's first goal in a 5-1 victory over Chinese Taipei.

"In the discussions with those responsible, I quickly realized that the way I play football fits in very well with the concept with which Dynamo wants to go into the future," Borrello told Dynamo Dresden.  

"So I'm really happy that I'm here now and that I can hopefully do my part to ensure that we make the coming season as successful as possible."

"We had Brandon Borrello on our list for some time and are happy to welcome him,"  Dynamo sports director Ralf Becker added.

"As a strong-running, technically adept midfielder who also shows a good intensity in the game, he fits in perfectly with our game philosophy. In addition, he can be used variably in the offensive, both in the outer positions and in the center."

Borrello's move draws strong parallels to that of former Socceroos striker Josh Kennedy, who enjoyed a successful stint with the Saxon side after they enjoyed promotion to the 2. Bundesliga back in 2004. 

Josh Kennedy
Josh Kennedy in action for Dynamo

Dynamo was also the first European home of Australia's most capped international Mark Schwarzer, after he made the move abroad from Marconi Stallions in 1994. 

In other Socceroos transfer news, Sydney FC has announced that Ryan McGowan has departed the A-League side after two seasons. 

The club confirmed that the defender has agreed terms to a contract with a club based in the Middle East, with further details still to be announced. 

A Socceroo who did confirm their transfer last month is former Sydney FC goalkeeper Danny Vukovic. 

The three-time Australian goalkeeper saw his first appearance for Dutch side NEC Nijmegen cut short over the weekend due to a minor injury. 

READ MORE: Danny Vukovic signs for N.E.C. Nijmegen

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