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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