Melbourne City's A-League recruitment drive has continued with the signing of Italian defender Iacopo La Rocca on a two-year deal.

Close
Stop Video Replay 2:08

Sports break - July 15

UP NEXT

VIDEO Sports break - July 15 Sports break - July 15

An A-League champion, two time Premiers' Plate and AFC Champions League winner the 33-year-old is an experienced campaigner who can also play as a defensive midfielder.

"Iacopo has enjoyed team and individual success during his time in the A-League, which will provide us with a player not only with vast experience and who complements our existing defensive players, but who possesses a strong desire and winning mentality," City coach Warren Joyce said in a club statement.

La Rocca has played 88 times in the A-League since 2012, firstly with Western Sydney Wanderers Wanderers and during the the past two seasons for Adelaide United.

La Rocca signs with Melbourne City. Pic: AAP

"This is a new club and a new challenge for me, one which I am very excited about," La Rocca, who became an Australian citizen last November, said in the club statement.

La Rocca began training with his new teammates, who include recent aquisitions Scott Jamieson and Eugene Galekovic, on Friday.

City will face Brisbane Premier League side Peninsula Power in their FFA Cup Round of 32 match in Redcliffe on Tuesday, August 1.

AAP

More from 7Sport