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Damien Duff too?

  • Damien Duff too?

Melbourne Heart has been linked with the signing of yet another recognised international, with former Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff reportedly set to join the club.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, which admittedly is not the best source of factual information, the 35-year-old will sign a two-year deal to become Heart's first major signing since Manchester City's investment.

Duff is currently without a club after leaving Fulham at the conclusion of the most recent English Premier League season, and the report suggests he chose to join Heart despite interest from other A-League clubs including Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory and Sydney FC.

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The report should be read with caution, because the author, Colin Young, clearly has no idea about the A-League. Young suggests that Duff will "take a summer break with his family before moving to Melbourne for the second part of their season". Which season is that, Colin? The one that recently ended? Or the one that has not yet begun?

Nonetheless, if the club does sign Duff, it would be a solid first foray into the international transfer market.

Duff has more than 100 international caps under his belt, and he spent much of the past 15 years representing Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Fulham in the EPL.

He was an extremely tricky winger in his day, and despite being past his best he would likely be a dangerous player in any A-League side.

I'll wait for something more concrete before delving deeper into this one, but it is fair to say the rumour mill has exploded in recent days regarding potential Melbourne Heart signings!

HAVE YOUR SAY: Would you welcome Damien Duff at Melbourne Heart?

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