Melbourne City look set to sign creative midfielder Marcelo Carrusca after fellow South American striker Bruno Fornaroli tweeted an image accompanied by a welcome message for the Argentinian on Friday.
The tweet, which was quickly deleted, had a caption saying, "WELCOME TO THE FAMILY", and featured Carrusca in a locker room with Fornaroli and fellow City players Fernando Brandan and Iacopo La Rocca.
La prueba del "delito". Fornaroli, Brandan, Carrusca y el Taño La Rocca. El City va a tener mate, don satur y mucho Los Totora este año pic.twitter.com/K1zrUyDmBq — The A-liga (@TheAligaweb) August 25, 2017
Carrusca has been a free agent since leaving Adelaide United at the end of last season and after obtaining Australian citizenship recently, won't take up a visa position in City's squad.
The club have admitted interest in the player but no official deal has been completed.
The 33-year-old is an A-League double and FFA Cup winner with the Reds and has also been selected in the league's team of the season on three occasions.