Sydney FC have confirmed the signing of Brett Emerton from Blackburn on a three-year deal.
The Australia international returns to his homeland after an 11-year spell in Europe which took in stints at Feyenoord and Blackburn.
Emerton told the www.sydneyfc.com: "This is an exciting opportunity for me."
He added: "I'm a Sydney boy and I'm looking forward to representing the people of Sydney every week and playing in front of friends, family and Sydney football fans.
"Football has been very good to me and I have always said I'd like to come back and play in the A-League while I still have something to offer and thanks to Sydney FC and Blackburn Rovers that opportunity has come about a bit earlier than I had thought."
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