Mariners sign Brazilian striker Moresche

After a lengthy wait, the Central Coast Mariners are finally pleased to announce the signing of Matheus Celestino Moresche Rodrigues on a two-year deal.

The Brazilian was linked to the club more than a month ago, and after having to work through a number of Government protocols to enter our country, the club can finally claim that he will be wearing yellow and navy this season.

Commonly known as Moresche, the Brazilian has most recently been playing in the Singapore Premier League for Geylang International where he was involved in 15 goals over 21 games.

He scored one third of his team’s goals this season that just wrapped up two weeks ago. Moresche played his junior football in the Brazilian Serie A for Vasco da Gama where he also played for his country at a youth level.

Moresche has landed in Australia and spoke of his excitement in joining up with the team.

“I am really looking forward to playing football in Australia.”

“From what I have seen, the Mariners seem like a great family club and I can’t wait to get started on Monday” Moresche said.

“Nick is a very knowledgeable and professional coach that I am really looking forward to working with this season.”

Mariners Head of Football Ken Schembri spoke about the talent that the 23-year-old possesses in his locker.

“Moresche has shown considerable potential in the Singapore Premier League, and we believe he will add further quality to our squad.”

“With the arrival of Moresche, he now fills our final visa spot and our overseas recruitment is complete. We look forward to the combinations Matt, Marcos and Moresche will deliver this season” Schembri said.

Nick Montgomery has filled his squad with plenty of young talented players and he says that Moresche is the final piece of his attacking puzzle.

“Matheus was brought to my attention a few months ago by a trusted friend. With interest in him gaining momentum from other clubs we wrapped up his signature after both parties agreed the Mariners was the best option for him.”

“I am excited to see what he can do for us this year, and if he unlocks his full potential and settles in well, there is no reason as to why he cannot be one of our best players and keep his great goal scoring stats going” Montgomery concluded.

Matheus will join up with the squad after his quarantine ends on the 1st of November and after just finishing his season in Singapore, will be looking to hit the ground running.