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DONE DEAL: Melbourne City Announce Signing Of Socceroos Attacker After Departure Of Former Barcelona Star David Villa

Melbourne City have confirmed the signing of Australia international Josh Kennedy.

Melbourne City has signed Socceroos striker Josh Kennedy as its Australian marquee until the end of the 2015/16 season.

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The 32-year-old will join City in January 2015 from J-League side Nagoya Grampus, where he won the league’s Golden Boot in 2011.

City had also been linked with Mark Bresciano and Tim Cahill, but have landed the 33-times capped Australia international.

“After a very long period abroad, the timing is right to join Melbourne City and I’m very excited about this project,” Kennedy told the club’s website.

“It’s a new chapter in my career, but my goal will be the same – to help my club achieve all of its aspirations. I believe Melbourne City has huge potential.”

City boss John van’t Schip said he was thrilled to have Kennedy join the club.

“Josh is a wonderful addition to our squad. He is the right person and the right player for Melbourne City FC and we look forward to him joining us in January,” van’t Schip said.

“Josh’s record shows that he is a proven goal scorer and with the high quality of players around him, we are confident that he can create significant problems for defences in the A-League.”

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