BRISBANE Roar have confirmed signing youngster Rocky Visconte while Melbourne Victory have Costa Rican Marvin Angulo for another season and re-signed two youngsters.
Signed on a one year deal from Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian, 20 year-old Visconte joins Roar after four years in Scottish football.
Making his debut for Hearts in the Scottish Cup earlier this year, Visconte also played for First Division side Ayr United in a short-term loan deal before the winger decided to move back home.
Visconte slides directly into a position recently vacated by the departing Tommy Oar and Michael Zullo.
Roar coach Ange Postecoglou said he was pleased to have captured a youthful attacking gem of Visconte's quality and enthusiasm.
"Visconte is an out-and-out left sided player, he's quick and he's got a good left foot," Postecoglou said. "He's had two or three years in Scotland and now really wants to break through.
"He's at that age where he is very, very keen to now make a name for himself."
Coach of Visconte at international youth level, Postecoglou said the blend of his former prodigy and his current Roar squad would be a potent mix.
"We are a good fit for him as a club because there is a position for him that I'm sure he'll be challenging for," he said. "He was a promising young player and by all reports he's developed well since then.
"I think it's a good time for him to come back."
Meanwhile Angulo has another season in Melbourne, the club confirmed today.
Since joining Melbourne Victory on loan from Club Sport Herediano, Angulo has made nine A-League appearances and was in the starting XI for Melbourne's final Asian Champions League clash with Seongnam Ilhwa.
Melbourne Victory Football Operations Manager, Gary Cole said "We're delighted to have signed Marvin for next season. While he's taken a little time to adjust to life in Australia, we feel he'll go from strength to strength given time in our system
"We've all witnessed the impact his countryman and Johnny Warren medallist Carlos Hernandez has had, and while they're very different players, we're confident he'll add some real flair to our attack next year".
Youngsters Diogo Ferreira and Petar Franjic have also committed to the club, both signing 2-year deals. Ferreira made an impressive Asian Champions League debut a fortnight ago.
"Both these guys deserve their chance and have very bright futures," said Cole. "They've worked hard and have shown significant improvement since coming to the club.
"Petar captained the Australian Under-17's and Diogo spent some time at Portuguese powerhouse Porto, so they're both well-credentialed for their age."