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City signs EPL stopper Sorensen

  • City signs EPL stopper Sorensen

Melbourne City have reportedly signed veteran Danish goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen on a two-year deal.

Sorensen has been linked to a move to City for weeks but Danish newspaper BT says a deal has been reached with the A-League club and an announcement is imminent.

The 39-year-old has been a fixture of the English Premier League since moving to Sunderland in 1998, spending five years with the Black Cats before moving to Aston Villa and then most recently Stoke City.

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While relegated to a back-up role with Stoke over the last three seasons, City clearly believes Sorensen's ageing body can withstand the rigours of the A-League having signed him for two years.

Melbourne City already have the maximum of five imports on their books, but Jonatan Germano is on a short-term injury-replacement contract and it's understood he will be moved on to make room for the 101-cap Danish international.

It's anticipated Sorensen will usurp Tando Velaphi, the only other gloveman currently on City's books, as the team's first-choice goalkeeper.

Sorensen would become just the third import goalkeeper in A-League history, after Perth Glory's Milan Jovanic (2005/06) from Serbia and Wellington's Tony Warner (2011/12) from Trinidad & Tobago.

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