Roar de­fend de­ci­sion to sign up Mac­carone

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - MARCO MONTEVERDE

BRIS­BANE Roar have rub­bished con­cerns about the age of new sign­ing Mas­simo Mac­carone, in­sist­ing the 37- year- old for­mer Ital­ian in­ter­na­tional will de­liver on the A- League stage.

The Roar have signed the exSam­p­do­ria, Palermo Em­poli and Mid­dles­brough striker on a year- long mar­quee deal, with Mac­carone un­der­stood to be earn­ing $ 450,000 to $ 500,000 for the sea­son.

Mac­carone ar­rives in Bris­bane on Satur­day, with his ex- Em­poli team­mate and Soc­ceroos stal­wart Mark Bres­ciano fly­ing to Queens­land on Sun­day to help him set­tle.

Mac­carone’s sign­ing was yes­ter­day hailed by those who value his pedi­gree and goalscor­ing record in Italy and Eng­land for sev­eral years, but de­rided by oth­ers whose only con­cern seemed to be the player’s age.

Roar foot­ball direc­tor Craig

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