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Football: Duff joins Villa at Melbourne City

Published on Jun 10, 2014 7:13 PM

(REUTERS) - Former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger Damien Duff has signed a one-year deal with Australia's Melbourne City, the A-League football club said on Tuesday, after securing their second major international signing in a week.

The Manchester City-owned club last week announced the recruitment of Spain's all-time leading goal-scorer David Villa for a three-month stint between October and December.

Duff, who has 100 international caps for Ireland, left relegated Fulham last month and had also played for Blackburn Rovers in the English Premier League.

"We're excited to have a player of Damien's quality and experience for this season," Melbourne coach John van't Schip said in a statement.

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