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City adds El Tuna to A-League squad

  • City adds El Tuna to A-League squad

Melbourne City have continued their prolific A-League off-season recruitment by signing Uruguayan forward Bruno Fornaroli.

The 27-year-old journeyman began his career alongside Barcelona superstar and countryman Luis Suarez as a teenager in Uruguay.

The diminutive forward has played in Argentina, Greece, Spain and Italy since, returning to his home to win two Uruguayan titles.

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City coach John van `t Schip said Fornaroli has speed, agility and technical skill.

"We believe Bruno's experience in South America and his technical ability as a number nine will greatly complement our other attacking players," he said.

After arriving in Melbourne on Monday, Fornaroli told City supporters to look forward to serious effort from their new No.23.

"Fans can expect lots of sacrifice for the shirt, that's the first thing I put in my head when I arrive at a club," he said.

Fornaroli comes to the A-League with the nickname of `El Tuna' which translates as `the prickly pear'.

He is the seventh player to join City since their season-ending semi-final loss in May.

Fornaroli joins Socceroo Ivan Franjic, Steve Kuzmanovski, Corey Gameiro, Harry Novillo, Michael Zullo, Wade Dekker and Aaron Hughes on a beefed-up City playing list for the new season.

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