- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) - The Western Sydney Wanderers have signed Spanish striker Oriol Riera as their marquee player for the next two League seasons.

The team said Wednesday that Riera, 31, will arrive in Sydney this week before joining his teammates in pre-season training as they prepare to face Arsenal on July 15.

Riera was with La Liga side Deportivo de La Coruña, having spent last season on loan at fellow Spanish side Osasuna, where he scored four goals.

A-League clubs are allowed two marquee players a season who are exempt from each team’s salary cap. Former A-League marquee players include Alessandro Del Piero, Dwight Yorke, Emile Heskey, Robbie Fowler and David Villa.

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