Former Sydney FC forward Corey Gameiro will make his long-awaited comeback from injury with rival A-League club Melbourne City.
Gameiro has signed a two-year deal with City, as coach John van 't Schip shores up talent before pre-season kicks off south of the border.
The 22-year-old had emerged as one of Sydney FC's most promising talents up front, scoring 12 goals during pre-season and netting twice in five A-League games.
But his campaign was ruined by a season-ending knee injury while playing for the Olyroos in November.
Gameiro said he was on track with rehab for his torn anterior cruciate ligament, as he becomes City's third off-season signing along with Socceroos defender Ivan Franjic and teenage forward Steve Kuzmanovski.
"I'm ahead of schedule at the moment, so I am doing well," the Wollongong-born forward said.
"I believe the Club is heading in the right direction, have the foundations right and have the potential now to achieve success and I want to be a part of it."
Gameiro has previously been signed with former English Premier League side Fulham, during which he had a loan spell at PSV Eindhoven in Holland before joining the A-League at Wellington Phoenix.
Van 't Schip said Gameiro had proven he has the raw ability and drive to be a successful striker in the A-League.
"We have been monitoring Corey's progress and believe he has huge potential with us at Melbourne City FC," he said.