Melbourne Heart have confirmed the signing of veteran midfielder Vince Grella.

The 33-year old will sign with the A-league club this weekend after he was released by Blackburn Rovers at the end of last season.

Prior to his time in the Premier League, Grella spent 10 years in Italy with the likes of Empoli, Torino and Parma and has also represented Australia on 46 occasions.

Grella will arrive in Melbourne this Saturday morning before signing for the Heart before joining his new teammates for training on Monday.

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