Melbourne Heart have added some bite to their attack by luring Malta's national captain Michael Mifsud to the A-League side on a one-season deal.
Dubbed "The Mosquito" for his diminutive 165cm stature and blistering speed, Mifsud is one of his country's all-time top scorers. The 32-year-old has scored 37 goals in 99 games for Malta. He famously nailed a double for Coventry City to knock Manchester United out in a 2007 League Cup third-round game.
Mifsud comes to the Heart from Maltese club Valletta but has also played for FC Kaiserslautern, Lillestrom as well as Coventry City. His mobility allows him to play anywhere in attack, although he has carved out his career as a central striker.
Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John Aloisi said he was excited by the club's 23rd and final signing.
"Michael has scored goals at whatever level he has played at," Aloisi said.
"He is an exciting footballer and will be a dynamic influence in our attack. As the captain of Malta, he has played against the very best teams in the world and held his own."
The news came on the same day that A-League rivals named Alessandro Del Piero their skipper for the forthcoming season.