Australia`s Brillante to join Fiorentina

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 11, 2014, 14:14 PM IST

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.