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Sydney finalise ALM signings, add Brazilian defender

Steve Corica hopes his final off-season signing can fill the void left by the retirement of club great Alex Wilkinson after Sydney FC completed a loan deal for Brazilian defender Gabriel Lacerda.

The 24-year-old joins countryman Fabio Gomes in committing his short-term future to the club, with the potential for both signings to be made permanent.

Sydney have been keen to find a partner for Jack Rodwell at the heart of their defence after Wilkinson called time on his professional career at the end of the last A-League Men season.

“I have a lot of expectations here including to make this a permanent move for myself as I believe we can make history,” Lacerda, who signed from northeastern club Ceara, said.

“My motivation is to reach big milestones and win big titles.”

The club’s new sporting director Alex Baumjohann has aimed to recruit younger players over the off-season rather than go for…

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