11.07.2014 09:09 h

Australia's Brillante to join Fiorentina

Joshua Brillante
Joshua Brillante

Australian club Newcastle Jets said Friday they had agreed terms for the transfer of midfielder Josh Brillante to join Italian Serie A club ACF Fiorentina.

The Jets said Brillante, 21, will travel to Italy this weekend to finalise his move.

"I've had an amazing couple of years at the Jets and I'm very thankful that I came to a club like Newcastle who develop young players and give them an opportunity," Brillante saud.

"Having the chance to play regular first team football has helped my game improve a lot and it is a big reason why I've been able to achieve things like playing for the Australian national team."

Brillante was named the Jets Player of the Year for the 2013/14 campaign, having starred as a central midfielder and right back.

His club performances earned him a call-up to the Socceroos' 30-man preliminary squad for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.