Danish defender Jakobsen joins A-League's Melbourne City

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Veteran Danish defender Michael Jakobsen has signed a two-year contract with Melbourne City in Australia's A-League.

The club said Thursday that the 30-year-old Jakobsen, who has played five internationals for Denmark, will join City next week from Danish Superliga side Esbjerg fB. He'll accompany the team on its preseason tour in Townsville, a city in northern Queensland state.

Jakobsen has previously played for Lillestrom in Norway and for Almeria in Spain's La Liga.