A-League and Australia transfer news and rumors: Melbourne Victory set to sign Chris Ikonomidis ahead of Wanderers
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July 20 – Melbourne Victory set to sign Chris Ikonomidis
Melbourne Victory is set to confirm the signing of Socceroos star Chris Ikonomidis, respected football journalist Ray Gatt reports.
The victory edged the Western Sydney Wanderers in the race to sign the 26-year-old forward, according to Gatt, via his Twitter account.
The mail is that Chris Ikonomidis will sign with Victory.
– Ray Gatt (@ Gatty54) July 20, 2021
It was reported yesterday that Victory offered a $ 1.2 million package to Ikonomidis, who was previously set to sign with the Wanderers after their $ 1 million offer.
Ikonomidis is a free agent after leaving Perth Glory after three seasons at the A-League club.
The victory is now managed by former Glory of Ikonomidis coach Tony Popovic, while the winger’s first A-League club was the Wanderers in 2017-18.
July 19 – Melbourne Victory offers gigantic deal to Chris Ikonomidis to win over Western Sydney Wanderers
Melbourne Victory has offered Socceroos star Chris Ikonomidis $ 1.2 million in a deal that outweighs Western Sydney Wanderers’ offer, according to Perth Glory owner Tony Sage.
The 26-year-old has currently been a free agent since his three-year contract with Glory expired at the end of the recent A-League season, but he will not return to Perth, with Glory CEO Tony Pignata and Wise both of you. confirming the winger’s departure, as does Declan Kelly, a member of the Glory advisory board.
Information released on Sunday suggested the Wanderers were set to confirm the signing of Ikonomidis, who played for the club in the 2017-18 A-League, but in a post to a Glory fan on social media. , Sage said Victory offered Ikonomidis $ 200,000 more than the $ 1 million contract put in front of him by Western Sydney.
The length of the offers on offer at Ikonomidis is currently unknown, with reports ranging from one to three seasons.
Ikonomidis has yet to decide whether he will join Victory or the Wanderers, but his new club is expected to be revealed in the coming days.
July 18 – Awer Mabil will be sold by Midtjylland with AGF en circle
Socceroos forward Awer Mabil to be sold by Danish club FC Midtjylland in the coming weeks, reports Ekstra Bladet .
Mabil was granted extended leave over the summer to return to Australia, but is expected to return to Denmark soon, where a transfer is scheduled for him.
According to AGF Rygter , the Australian has attracted a bid of around A $ 1.75million from AGF, which is no stranger to recruiting players from Down Under.
David Nielsen’s side loaned Daniel Arzani last season, while Alex Gersbach and Zach Duncan are both permanent members of the current AGF squad.
Mabil has fallen down the pecking order at Midtjylland in the last year he was used the most as a substitute last season and only scored three goals.
Western Sydney signs million dollar deal for Socceroo
The Western Sydney Wanderers are reportedly set to sign Australian striker Chris Ikonomidis in a massive $ 1 million deal.
Ikonomidis is out of contract at Perth Glory, who wanted to re-sign the 26-year-old, and has also attracted interest from Melbourne Victory.
However, the Wanderers have apparently won the race to sign Socceroo 14 times and will use their financial strength to ensure Ikonomidis dons red and black next season.
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Besart Berisha a free agent after leaving Western United
A-League’s all-time top scorer Besart Berisha is now a free agent after being released by Western United.
Berisha has spent the last two seasons with Western United and is reportedly looking forward to playing at the age of 35.
We would like to thank Besart Berisha for his hard work, dedication and loyalty to the Club. It has been an honor to watch and work with Besart and we wish him good luck in his future endeavors. 💚 pic.twitter.com/ocCGl1xsT6
– Western United FC (@wufcofficial) July 18, 2021
July 16 – Wanderers chasing Terry Antonis and Chris Ikonomidis
The Western Sydney Wanderers could be on the cusp of increasing their recruiting significantly with two Australian stars in their sights.
According to journalist Val Migliaccio , the club are looking to sign both Chris Ikonomidis and Terry Antonis.
The duo had previously lined up in red and black with Ikonomidis playing for Perth Glory last season and Antonis currently under contract with South Korean team Suwon Bluewings.
Western Sydney has seen several players leave this offseason with Bruce Kamau sealing a move to Greece and Socceroo Mitch Duke is unlikely to return after going on loan.
Sydney FC announce signing of James Donachie with Simpsons video
Australia defender James Donachie was confirmed as a new Sydney FC player on Friday after being released by the Newcastle Jets.
The 28-year-old recently played in India for FC Goa and has also previously played in A-League for Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory.
The Sky Blues turned to the iconic The Simpsons TV show to herald Donachie’s arrival in a unique way.
July 15 – John Aloisi named new Western United coach
Western United have turned to former Socceroo John Aloisi as coach for the next two seasons after parting ways with Mark Rudan at the end of last season.
“We are delighted with this appointment and look forward to John’s arrival at Western United,” said Western United President Jason Sourasis.
“Throughout the recruiting process, John has stood out as someone who reflects the values of Western United. His desire to succeed and create a high performance sporting environment was impressive.
“This appointment complements our goal of achieving lasting success.”
Aloisi has previously coached at Melbourne Heart and Brisbane Roar, the Australian’s last managerial position dating back to 2018.
Melbourne Victory signs back-to-back signings
After confirming the signing of defender Jason Geria on Wednesday, Melbourne Victory has stepped up further with the recruitment of midfielder Josh Brillante .
Brillante most recently played in Greece for Xanthi and has already lined up for Melbourne City and Sydney FC in the A-League.
“The opportunity to contribute in the short term but also to the long term success of Melbourne Victory is a great opportunity,” said Brillante.
“I have worked with the boss before and know the experience and expertise that he and his team bring to the club as well as his coaching approach.
“I believe there is a real opportunity to be a part of something big and lead the next wave of success at Melbourne Victory. This is an opportunity that I want to be a part of. “
July 14 – Nikita Rukavytsya linked to Victory, Wanderers and Glory
Socceroos forward Nikita Rukavytsya is being chased by Melbourne Victory, Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory, according to reports from Israel.
The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving Maccabi Haifa in Israel, with an Israeli outlet A the attacker’s report is brought to the attention of the three clubs in the A-League.
The publication also said Maccabi Tel Aviv was vying for Rukavytsya’s services.
In a post reposted on Rukavytsya Instagram story, a friend wrote a farewell message to the attacker with the words “good luck in Australia”.
Rukavytsya has won back-to-back Golden Shoes in Israel’s Premier League – scoring 41 goals in 64 games.
Tomi Juric bound for Macarthur after leaving Adelaide
Australia striker Tomi Juric will soon sign for Macarthur FC following his departure from Adelaide United.
Reds confirmed Juric’s exit on Wednesday with ex-player Robbie cornthwaite revealing the 29-year-old will remain in the A-League with the Bulls.
Macarthur has had a productive offseason to date, having already signed big names like Ulises Davilla and Craig Noone.
July 13 – Socceroos number 1 Mat Ryan signs with Real Sociedad de la Liga
Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan has signed a two-year contract with Liga club Real Sociedad.
Ryan has been on the hunt for another club since he was excluded from Brighton’s Premier League last season and spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Arsenal.
The 29-year-old’s contract with the San Sebastian club also includes an option for a third year on Spain’s north coast.
“I’m going to work hard and can’t wait to start playing for the team,” Ryan said in a statement after signing.
Real Sociedad are set to start their La Liga campaign against Barcelona at Camp Nou on August 16 (AEST).
Socceroos hotshot Nikita Rukavytsya leaves Maccabi Haifa, putting A-League clubs on high alert
A-League clubs have been put on alert after Australian star striker Nikita Rukavytsya failed to secure a new contract with his Israeli club Maccabi Haifa.
The 34-year-old forward has won Israel’s premier division golden shoe the past two seasons – scoring 41 goals in 64 games – but looks set to end his five-year stint with Haifa.
Rukavytsya has been linked with a return to his first club in Israel – Beitar Jerusalem – while several Indian Super League sides are also reportedly interested.
Several Australian teams are looking for a new striker with A-League giant Melbourne Victory who recently parted ways with Rudy Gestede, while former clubs Rukavytsya, Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory, are also expected to be enthusiastic.
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