Signing news: Serbian international Mijatović links with Melbourne City

Melbourne City's imposing Westfield W-League 2019/20 Season squad is now even stronger after the club confirmed the signing of  Serbian international Milica Mijatović on Monday.

Mijatović, a midfield playmaker, joins City from Norwegian Toppserien outfit Arna-Bjørnar, where she netted seven goals in 21 appearances in 2019.

The 28-year-old has also made 33 appearances for the Serbian Women’s national team since making her international debut in 2011.

“Milica is an experienced Serbian international with extensive experience in Europe," City Director of Football Michael Petrillo said.

“Milica fits in to the City style of attacking football that coach Rado Vidosic has implemented in our W-League program. She is strong, mobile, scores goals and is a versatile attacking player who can play right across the front line.

“She will add further attacking options and firepower to an already impressive and exciting front third.”

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Prior to joining Arna-Bjørnar, Mijatović represented Hammarby IF in Sweden (11 appearances) after she enjoyed two seasons (2016-2018) at ASPTT Albi in France. 

During her time in France, Mijatović made 32 appearances, including 21 appearances in her second season which saw her catch the attention of Hammarby.

In 2019, Mijatović joined Arna-Bjørnar where she has since made 22 appearances (starting in 21 games) and netting seven goals. 

“I’m proud and happy to be joining Melbourne City FC,” Mijatović said.

“For me, it’s a big opportunity to showcase myself as a footballer in the W-League and have the opportunity to play alongside a great group of players.

“It’s a big challenge and I’m looking forward to it. My ambition for the season is of course to win the league with Melbourne City, that’s what counts – I’m a winner and I want to win.”

Following the international window, Mijatović will join Rado Vidosic’s squad in Melbourne.

City open the 2019/20 Season against Newcastle Jets at their No. 2 Sportsground on Sunday, 17 November kicking off at 6pm AEDT.

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