Billy Celeski headed to the Middle East

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 2:55 PM

Billy Celeski headed to the Middle East

Melbourne Victory midfielder Billy Celeski will make a move to United Arab Emriates' outfit Al Shaab CSC, after the two clubs agreed to terms on the 28-year-old's transfer, subject to a medical this week.

It's been a big few weeks for Melbourne-born Celeski who was the only player to take on both Manchester United and Liverpool FC, as part of their recent tours of Australia.

Celeski was one of the most consistent midfielders in the Hyundai A-League last season, completing more passes than any other player.

Melbourne Victory Coach Ange Postecoglou said Celeski had made a significant contribution to the club since he joined in 2008.

"Billy has been an integral part of Victory’s team over several years and in the past week or so we have seen him perform very well against some of the best midfielders in the world," Postecoglou said.

"We wish Billy all the best for the upcoming season in the Middle East and I'm sure many of our fans will be keeping a close eye on his performances, albeit from afar."

Celeski scored six goals in his 123 A-League appearances, won the premiership/championship double in his first season with Victory in 2009 and made one appearance for the Socceroos, also in 2009.

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