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Socceroo heads for Saudi Arabia after a decade in Serie A…

Australian international midfielder Mark Bresciano has agreed to join Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr. The 30-year-old's contract with Serie A club Palermo was due to expire next month, allowing him to leave the club on a free transfer.

“This is a contract worth two million euros and over a two-year term,” a spokesman for Al Nassr told the Press Association.

Bresciano, who has earned over 50 caps for the Socceroos, will reunite with former Palermo coach Walter Zenga at his new club who have qualified to compete in next year’s Asian Champions League.

He had been heavily linked with a move to Greece, but after a decade in Serie A has instead opted to make the move to Asia.

Having moved to Italy as a 19-year-old, he signed for Empoli before joining Parma for a fee of around €7 million in 2002. After four years and over 100 appearances for the Ducali, he joined Palermo in 2006.

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