Melbourne City have signed Uruguayan forward Adrián Luna on a two-year deal.
The 27-year-old attacker has played almost 300 matches in multiple competitions in Uruguay, Spain and Mexico, scoring 38 goals and registering 36 assists, while developing a reputation as both a playmaker and goal-scorer.
Luna won five caps for the Uruguay U17 national team and played in the 2009 U17 World Cup where he scored once. He also featured for Uruguay’s U20 national team on 14 occasions, scoring seven times.
Melbourne City Director of Football Michael Petrillo said Luna would offer added creativity and goal threat in the attacking third.
“Adrián Luna is a creative, attacking midfield player with a proven ability to beat defenders, play key passes and take his chances in front of goal,” said Petrillo.
“He has impressive experience from the top leagues in Spain and Mexico which will help him find success in the A-League.
“Similar to other recent signings, Luna has signed on a multi-year contract, bringing stability to the squad season-to-season as we focus on achieving league success and reaching the Asian Champions League for the first time.”
Luna said he was thrilled to show fans what he can do.
“I’m very proud to come and play for Melbourne City and can’t wait to get out on the pitch for the first time in front of the home supporters,” said Luna.
“I like to play football on the front foot and link up with my teammates to create and score goals, whether I’m playing in the midfield or up front.
“I share the same ambitions as the club and the head coach; to win by playing exciting, attacking football. I have come to help the team achieve success this season and make the fans proud.”