Melb City sign Uruguayan in A-League

Uruguayan midfielder Javier Cabrera is joining Melbourne City for the next A-League season.

Melbourne City have signed Uruguayan attacking midfielder Javier Cabrera for the looming A-League season.

The 27-year-old has more than 200 matches of experience in leagues in Spain, Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina.

Cabrera, who most recently played for Montevideo Wanderers, has been earmarked for a central midfield role by City, the club's football director Michael Petrillo said in a statement on Tuesday.