Western United have bolstered their midfield shares by signing former La Liga midfielder Victor Sanchez for the following two A-League seasons.
Sanchez, 33, joins Mark Rudan’s staff after an extended profession largely spent in Spain’s high flight – making greater than 300 La Liga appearances, initially at Barcelona however predominantly at Espanyol.
“I’m very pleased to be becoming a member of an bold membership like Western United and I need the followers to know I’m dedicated and enthusiastic concerning the problem forward,” Sanchez mentioned.
“I wish to say thanks to those that have made this transfer come true. I’m extraordinarily grateful for the belief they’ve proven in me.”
A defensive midfielder, Sanchez progressed by way of Barcelona’s youth ranks and made his senior debut in 2008, earlier than taking part in a number of video games within the squad that received the 2008-09 La Liga and Copa del Rey.
He later had a brief stint at Swiss membership Neuchatel Xamax earlier than becoming a member of Espanyol in 2012, the place he remained till relegated this 12 months.
Sanchez is about to affix United in coaching in early December forward of a marketing campaign the place they hope to construct on final season’s semi-final look.
“Victor is the consummate skilled. His prolonged expertise in Spain’s high flight might be a profit to the membership,” United’s basic supervisor of soccer Ante Kovacevic mentioned.
“The defensive midfield function is essential to a staff’s defensive and offensive play and including a La Liga calibre participant to our staff is a large coup.
“As a former captain of Espanyol, he’ll convey pure management qualities to the group that can positively assist encourage the staff to success, with dedication and keenness, to our collective footballing ambitions.”