Heart signs Garcia to one-year deal
Melbourne Heart have signed Socceroo Richard Garcia to a one-year A-League contract.
Garcia, 30, a former English Premier League player with West Ham and Hull City, will join Heart for the 2012/13 season.
Heart head coach John Aloisi said he was delighted Garcia will join the likes of Josip Tadic and Patrick Gerhardt at the club for the upcoming A-League season.
“”Richard can play a number of roles. For the national team, he played across the front line and in England he spent a considerable amount of time in the midfield, which is the role we see him playing for us,” he said.
“The experience he possesses isn’t something you encounter too often. Having been a professional in England for 10 years at a high level, and as a World Cup veteran, he will assume a leadership role on the pitch and will be an important guide for our younger players.”
Garcia has represented Australia 14 times including at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.