Sky Blues complete Ferreira signing

04 February 2018 07:56:01 EST
Fabio Ferreira

Sydney FC should see an immediate impact from former Chelsea youth product Fabio Ferreira, says coach Graham Arnold.

The Sky Blues have confirmed they've signed the former Portugal U-19 international until the end of the season.

Fabio is an entertaining player who I'm sure will excite our members and fans.

Graham Arnold

Ferreira had been training with Arnold's squad with a view to them adding him to their squad once the transfer window closed.

He was available as he was a free agent following his departure from Malaysian outfit PKNS FC.

Arnold announced the signing after Sydney FC's 4-0 win over Wellington Phoenix, with the 28-year-old immediately coming into his plans for Saturday's trip to Melbourne City.

He's already played more than 100 A-League games, during spells with Adelaide United and Central Coast.

Ferreira netted 13 times in 51 appearances for the Reds and then scored 15 goals for the Mariners across a two-year spell.

"Fabio is an entertaining player who I'm sure will excite our members and fans," said the coach. "He knows the A-League inside out, I'm expecting him to have an immediate impact and it's great to have a player of his calibre on board."

Ferreira said he knew the Sky Blues well from his previous time in the competition, and added: "Being a part of a winning culture is always exciting, I can feel it here, there's something special in this team and I can't wait to take to the field with these players."

The winger, who spent his first four years as a professional with Chelsea, is set to feature down the domestic season's stretch as the defending champions begin their Asian Champions League campaign.

Sydney FC are 11/10 to win their next game against Melbourne City, who are 5/2 with the draw 5/2.

The Sky Blues are 15/2 to win 1-0.

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