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Sydney secures Menzel

The Sydney Swans have secured forward Daniel Menzel as a delisted free agent on a one-year deal.

Originally recruited by the Geelong Cats with pick 17 in the 2009 AFL Draft, the exciting forward has played 73 senior games after overcoming a series of knee injuries.

The 27-year-old, who’s kicked 100 goals in his past 50 matches, will help bolster Sydney’s forward line in season 2019.

New Swans Head of Football Charlie Gardiner says the Club is looking forward to welcoming Menzel to Sydney.

“Dan is a great talent and a proven performer at senior level with Geelong. He brings a wealth of footy experience to our group and we are confident he can add real value to our squad,” Gardiner said.

“Dan has shown tremendous character to work through his injury challenges in his career to date and has shown in his past three seasons that he’s still got a lot to offer at senior level. We hope that a change of scene and a new environment will only strengthen his football.

“Dan will add to our attack and our scoring ability and has a lot to offer our team and our young and emerging forwards.”

Menzel, who is currently in the United States, says he cannot wait for the next chapter of his football career.

“I’m really thankful and excited at the opportunity the Swans have given me and I’m looking forward to getting into the club and training with my new teammates,” Menzel said.

“Success is obviously a real motivator and the Swans were really appealing to me for that reason.”