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DEBONAIR Dwight Yorke has devised a multi-million-dollar hit list of luxury items as the superstar prepares to rock the A-League with a lifestyle to match the glamour image of the club he is joining.


The fun-loving Yorke, 33, will arrive in Australia next month as Sydney FC's star recruit in a two-year deal worth a rumoured $1.1million a season.

And The Sunday Telegraph can now reveal the big-ticket items that lured the former Manchester United magician to Australia.

Yorke, one of Britain's best-known playboys, will fork out up to $220,000 to zip around town in a Porsche 911.

He will live in a waterfront apartment with a price tag of $1.25m at ritzy Elizabeth Bay, and request a range of high-fashion clothing items such as Armani suits.

To sate his penchant for the dancefloor, Yorke will seek complimentary membership to the most exclusive bars in Sydney, including his favourite haunt, Hugo's Lounge, at Kings Cross.

But despite Yorke's extravagant off-field tastes, a close associate who divulged the hit list insists the Trinidad and Tobago striker is serious about succeeding with Sydney FC.

"Dwight has fine tastes and enjoys a good time but he is not here for a holiday," said the associate, who asked not to be named.

"I know there are critics of Dwight who are questioning his level of commitment, but I can assure you he wants to do well for Sydney.

"He's in wonderful shape at the moment. Dwight is a laidback character but he never lets himself go.

"In the gym, he trains 10 times harder than any team-mate and he can't wait to begin his career in Sydney."

According to the associate, Yorke's first task will be the purchase of a luxury car.

"Dwight owns several cars in England but he won't be bringing any with him. He loves the Porsche 911 and told me he'll be looking to buy one," the friend said.

"As for where he lives, Dwight doesn't really care if he's near the beach. But he'd like to be in the centre of the city and he's keen to move into Elizabeth Bay."

Yorke also took a liking to Kings Cross nightspot Hugo's on his regular visits Down Under.

"He certainly attracted attention there last year," the associate said.

"Managers will usually cordon off a special area and provide him with security and free drink passes."

In April, the chairman of Yorke's former club Birmingham City, David Sullivan, was happy to see the back of the controversial striker after claiming his dismal performances were disrespectful to the club's fans.

It remains to be seen what Yorke produces in Sydney, but he has vowed to prove the doubters wrong.

"I would not come here just to pick up a pay cheque. I have a lot of desire to still play the game," he said on a recent visit to Australia.