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By Matt Bishop
Former Queens Park Rangers, Brentford and Gillingham winger Antonio German has signed for National League side Ebbsfleet United.
The 25-year-old has been training with Daryl McMahon’s side for several weeks, having most recently played for Kerala Blasters.
German’s time in the Indian Super League made it difficult for the Fleet to gain international clearance for the winger, but he has now officially joined – and will be available for Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round qualifying tie at East Thurrock.
Speaking to Kent Online, McMahon said: “He’s done well and his registration has gone through today.
“He’s a forward, he can play in behind, wide, good pace, good power.
“He probably needs a bit of a home at the minute. He’s had a lot of different clubs and he needs to put some roots down.
“He’s a very good age and needs to get his head down now and show he’s a good player.”
For a player aged just 25, German has played for a staggering 11 clubs, in three different countries.
After starting his career at Loftus Road in 2009, numerous loan spells at the likes of Aldershot, Southend and Yeovil followed, before he joined Stockport County permanently in 2011.
After just a year with The Hatters, the pacy winger endured short spells at Bromley and Brentford, before a loan move to Gillingham earned him a permanent stay at Priestfield in 2013.
After two years and only 19 appearances for the Kent club, German was on the move again, turning out for Northampton, and Aldershot again, before time in Scotland with Partick Thistle last year was sandwiched between two spells at Kerala.