Melbourne Heart FC have officially announced Clint Bolton as its latest signing. The incoming A-League club has signed the 34-year old Premiership-winning goalkeeper from Sydney FC on a multi-year deal in a major coup for the club.
Heart coach John van 't Schip said Bolton's experience and recent form led the club to pursuing him and admitted he was at the top of their list of goalkeepers to sign.
"Clint has proven over time to be one of the most professional and outstanding goalkeepers in Australia. He leads by example and is the perfect person to have in goals when you are starting a football club," the Dutchman said.
"Keepers of Clint's quality, if they can remain fit, get better as they mature. A player like Edwin van der Sar, for example, signed for Manchester United when he was 34 and has now won three championships and a European cup.
"We did want Clint to join us and he was at the top of my list. I know he will be great for the club and also for our number two keeper, whoever that happens to be."
Bolton led the A-League this season with 12 clean sheet as the Sky Blues finished the home and away season on top of the table, taking out the Premiers Plate with a 2-0 win over the Melbourne Victory on Sunday - a match in which Bolton performed brilliantly.