Sydney FC have bolstered their title-winning squad with the addition of three-time Hyundai A-League champion Luke Brattan.
In a huge coup for the Sky Blues, Brattan has inked a one-year deal and is seen as the perfect replacement for departed midfielder Josh Brillante.
Brillante signed for Melbourne City on June 8, slotting into the position Brattan himself played with the Victorian outfit last season.
“I’m delighted to be here and signing with Sydney FC,” said Brattan, who has previously been on the books of English Premier League champions Manchester City.
“It is a huge club and we have some fantastic quality in the squad who I am looking forward to playing alongside.
“Sydney FC is the benchmark in the Hyundai A-League and my aim is to help push that to another level this season.
“I’m looking forward to winning more trophies with this incredible group of players and helping to take this club to our best ever finish in the AFC Champions League.”
The 29-year-old has enjoyed success wherever he has played, winning three Championships and two Premierships with Brisbane Roar, as well as an FFA Cup at City.
Brattan will begin training with the Sky Blues immediately and could make his first appearance for the club in Tuesday night’s friendly against St George.
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“Luke is a highly experienced player in this league and will strengthen our squad, providing exceptional competition for places,” coach Steve Corica said.
“Like many in our squad he is winner having won six domestic Australian trophies and I know he is looking to thrive on this new challenge in his career.”
Brattan will wear the No. 26 jersey for the Sky Blues.