Melbourne City FC signs midfielder Florin Berenguer

French attacking midfielder, Florin Berenguer has become Melbourne City’s latest recruit as the Club prepares for another tilt at A-League success in 2018-19.

The 29-year-old joins City with more than 200 games of French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 football under his belt, most recently at FC Sochaux.

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“Florin is a creative attacking midfielder that will add further spark and goal threat to the team and is a player I’m sure fans will enjoy watching” said Head Coach, Warren Joyce.

“Florin has arrived in Melbourne and is set to train with the team as we build up to the next round of the FFA Cup following our win mid-week.  

“Florin’s experience playing in France not only helps add to the quality of our team today, it also helps our younger players as he is able to pass on his knowledge and set a good example.”

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Berenguer began his professional career at Dijon, making 112 appearances and scoring 10 goals over a five-year period, playing against French heavyweights Paris Saint Germain and Marseille. From Dijon, Berenguer joined FC Sochaux in France’s Ligue 2, making 84 appearances, including a cup run to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.

 “I’m excited to play in Australia and begin a new chapter with Melbourne City,” said Berenguer.

“Melbourne City is an ambitious club and plays attractive, attacking football which suits my game perfectly.

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“I’m looking forward to pulling on a City shirt and showing the fans what I can do. I’ve heard they’re a passionate and noisy group, and I’m sure they will create a great atmosphere.”

Berenguer joins fellow new signings Michael O’Halloran, Riley McGree, Lachlan Wales and Rostyn Griffiths through the door at City for the 2018-19 season, which kicks off against city rivals, Melbourne Victory on Saturday 20 October.