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    Brisbane Roar signs Maccarone as marquee

    Brisbane Roar have signed veteran Italian striker Massimo Maccarone on a one-year marquee deal.


    Brisbane Roar's search for a marquee frontman is over with veteran Italian Massimo Maccarone joining the A-League club on a one-year deal.

    Coach John Aloisi confirmed Maccarone has accepted an offer from the Roar and is expected to arrive in Australia in the coming days to meet his new teammates.

    ""We are pleased and excited to welcome a player of Massimo's calibre to Brisbane," Aloisi said.

    "His playing career is impressive and we are confident that Massimo's experience at the highest level will strengthen our already talented squad."

    The signing continues Brisbane's attacking overhaul following the departures of Jamie Maclaren, Brandon Borrello, Thomas Broich and Tommy Oar.

    Maccarone, a two-time Italian international, will be 38 by the time the new A-League season begins but is coming off a reasonably strong Serie A campaign for Empoli, scoring five goals in 28 games.

    The experienced forward fits the bill for the Roar neatly and also shapes as a mentor for rising teenage talent Nick D'Agostino, who is highly rated by the club and will play an increased role in the first team after Maclaren's move to Germany.

    Nicknamed 'Big Mac', Maccarone has played his entire career in Italy, save for five-seasons with Middlesbrough in the English Premier League, where he became a cult hero.

    He scored more than 100 goals across three stints with Empoli, while also representing AC Milan, Sampdoria, Palermo and Parma in his 20-year professional career.

    In 2002 he became the first player in 22 years from Italy's second tier to be selected for the Italian national team.

    He is also only the second player, after Alessandro Del Piero, to move to the A-League directly from Serie A.

    Maccarone's recruitment follows that of former Melbourne Victory star Fahid Ben Khalfallah and injury-plagued attacker Corey Gamiero.

    Aloisi is seeking one more player, an import winger, to round out his squad for next season.

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