Al Ain swoop for Aussie Brosque

Australia international striker Alex Brosque has joined United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain.

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Brosque has started the Socceroos' last seven matches and has had a solid spell in Japan's J. League with Shimizu S-Pulse since leaving Sydney FC in January, 2011.

Al Ain announced 28-year-old Brosque had agreed a two-year contract this morning and will look to pair him in attack with Ghana star Asamoah Gyan.

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Alex Brosque," a spokesman from Al Ain told Sport360.

"He fits the bill of exactly what we have been looking for.

"He is a quality player and has a proven track record in Asian football.

"He creates as well as scores goals and we firmly believe he will be a big asset for the club."

Brosque made his name in the A-League as a player who could play across the front line but has played largely in midfield during his time with Shimizu.

The left-footer scored 17 goals and provided five assists in his 90 games for the J. League club and remains Socceroos manager Holger Osieck's preferred option as striker.

Al Ain lost their opening game of the new campaign on Sunday, going down 6-3 at home to visitors Al Ahli.

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