Victory to get taste of import Bru
Melbourne Victory announced that it has signed Mauritius international, Jonathan Bru, on a two-year deal
Melbourne Victory announced that it has signed Mauritius international, Jonathan Bru, on a two-year deal.
Bru, who most recently played in Portugal, joins the club after a distinguished career in France's youth ranks having represented the French at every age level between Under-17's and Under-21's, but never managing to win a senior cap among some of the world's elite for Les Bleus.
The defensive midfielder has represented Mauritius' senior team on nine occasions though, netting two goals and proving to be one of the country's better players at the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games where they made it to the Final.
Melbourne Victory Coach, Ange Postecoglou, has said all along that he was determined to sign another quality midfielder, "I made it a priority to secure an experienced, defence-minded midfielder and Jonathan looks to be the ideal fit for our squad, especially considering the array of attacking options we have.
"To have represented France at five different age levels speaks volumes about his ability, and I'm confident he will provide plenty of quality to Melbourne Victory," Postecoglou added.
The 27 year-old Mauritian, who is due to arrive in town early July, said he's looking forward to plying his trade in Australia, "I'm really excited to be joining Melbourne Victory, a club that has had great success and I hear their fans are amazing too, so I can't wait.
"It was a big decision to move to the other side of the world, but Australian football is certainly on the up and the opportunity of a new challenge was too good to refuse," he said from Portugal.
Bru joins Spase Dilevski, Sam Gallagher and Adama Traore as Melbourne Victory's latest signings, as the club edges closer to finalising its squad for the 2012/13 season.
- Register Now
- Court orders Greek broadcaster ERT back on air
- Community condemns ERT closure
- Modern Greek tragedy
- Abusive crackdown on migrants
- Outstanding Greek Australians honoured
- ERT's demise impacts SBS
- Xenophon warns of data sweep danger
- ERT suspension 'sinful', says Megrelis
- The thief strikes back
- Memories of an Egyptian multicultural society
- 10 Jun 2013 | 16 Votes
- 22 May 2013 | 16 Votes
- 28 May 2013 | 15 Votes
- 30 May 2013 | 12 Votes
- 7 Jun 2013 | 7 Votes
- 11 Jun 2013 | 7 Votes
More from this Section
- Tribute paid to Andreas Kiligkaridis
- Socceroos won't tread lightly with Iraq
- Dutch coach Huub Stevens aims to unite PAOK fans
- Greece's Karagounis in talks with Melbourne Victory
- High spirits for South Melbourne
- Abandoned match crowns Panathinaikos champion
- Hellas seals a late winner against Hills
- South Melbourne to compete in Sydney Youth Cup
- Sydney FC stars delight Belmore and Earlwood
- Mariners GK Ryan signs with Club Brugge
In the round five of the State Knockout Cup, VPL clubs have managed to avoid each other, with the exception the all-Greek clash between South Melbourne and Northcote City
IMF review of Greek bailout highlights a series of errors
But the goalkeeper won't join the A-League anytime soon
Jason Collins' announcement on April 29 2013 that he is gay marked a moment in America's sporting history, explores Steven Vasiliadis in this opinion piece
An arson attack and a break-in and theft of documents and hard drives earlier in May, is believed to be the work of a ring of civil servants
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras unveiled a set of eight welfare measures, including families without incomes not having to pay any tax
A celebration of one of the most influential literary figures produced by Greece
Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold has slammed the football coaching culture in England and turned down a position at Sheffield United
The new quarterly magazine The Dura has made a huge impact in the small, sun-kissed town of Mildura. Neos Kosmos talks to its Greek Australian founders
Two tournaments, the Sydney Youth Cup and the Junior Cup will bring school teams and state leagues together
A 1-1 draw sees Japan qualify and Australia's chances hang in the balance
Three Greek Australian taxi industry heavyweights have bought the rights to the Greek taxi booking app 'Taxiplon' and plan to launch it in the next month
A famous Greek dance choreographer has visited Australia as he continues a self-proclaimed quest to see dances from the island of Crete spread throughout the world
Europe's first advanced civilisation was local in origin and not imported from elsewhere, a study says
Award-winning pastry chef Anna Polyviou will be taking over as the new executive pastry chef at Sydney's Shangri-La Hotel
The gambling addict sued Crown Casino for losses of $20 million
Alex Kavvadias talks to Neos Kosmos about his recently released song and music video False Hope, which raises awareness about human trafficking and modern slavery
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has launched scathing criticism over the terms of an international bailout which forced massive losses on bank deposits