Official release from Melbourne Heart FC

Melbourne Heart FC confirms it has signed Brisbane Roar and Olyroo goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne for the next two Hyundai A-League seasons.

The 23-year-old will join Heart on at the completion of the first phase of the Roar's AFC Champions League campaign, marking the confirmation of the Red and White's first new recruit for next season.

Head coach John van 't Schip expressed his delight with Redmayne's capture.

He said: "Andrew is a 'keeper with a very promising future ahead of him. He is physically strong, agile and technically very good on the ball, making him well suited to our style of football.

"With the right approach to his training and development, Andrew has the potential to develop into an elite goalkeeper and future international.

"We are building a youthful squad for the now and for the long term, and I think Andrew fits into the Club's philosophy very nicely."

A member of the Olyroo side attempting to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Redmayne has featured in the Australian youth set-up for five years, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Sport.

Having spent four seasons serving his apprenticeship with the likes of Danny Vukovic and Michael Theoklitos, Redmayne is well placed to grow into one of the Hyundai A-League's elite goalkeepers.

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