Port Melbourne signs Jamie de Abreu

Port Melbourne is delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Jamie de Abreu for the 2016 season. 

de Abreu comes to the JL Murphy Reserve as an NPL championship winning player from the Bentleigh Greens and will bolster Eric Vassiliadis’ side in the final third of the park.

The Perth native, who played for Western Australian side Stirling Lions between 2007 and 2012 prior to his move to Victoria says he is buoyed by the club’s ambition and potential.

“After meeting with Eric, the Vice President and a board member, I really appreciated the direction the club is heading towards and how I will fit into that,” de Abreu said to portmelbournesc.com.au.

“Port have a very good squad and I think with the inclusion of a few more players, we can really be pushing for not only finals but those top few places.”

de Abreu, 24, is an adept signing, according to Port Melbourne head coach Eric Vassiliadis, who is looking forward to seeing the lively winger’s influence from the get-go.

“Jamie brings a unique explosiveness and comes with a background of success,” said Vassiliadis.

“He is someone that can hep drive the group.”

In other transfer news, the club can confirm that Alan Kearney will stay on for another season.

The Irishman was a standout performer for the Sharks in 2015, with the confirmation delighting Vassiliadis.

“Alan is a cornerstone for the group and someone who can lead and push the team both on and off the park.”

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