Melbourne Victory's attacking stocks received an additional boost today, with the club confirming it has signed James Troisi on a one-year loan deal.
The 25-year-old Adelaide born, attacking midfielder joins Melbourne Victory on loan from Serie A outfit, Atalanta BC. Troisi has also enjoyed stints at Turkish sides Kayserispor and Gençlerbirligi, as well as English Premier League side Newcastle United.
Melbourne Victory Coach Ange Postecoglou said Troisi would add further potency to his squad.
"Throughout his time in Europe, James has shown that he has the talent and attributes to compete at the highest levels of club football," Postecoglou said.
"At just 25, James is in the prime of his career, so we are extremely excited about what he will bring to Melbourne Victory.
"He obviously has a desire to get back into the Socceroos set-up, and there’s no better way to state his case than to have an impressive A-League season."
Troisi will join his new teammates in Tasmania this week and will be aiming to make his Hyundai A-League debut in Round 1 in the Melbourne Derby on Saturday, October 12 at Etihad Stadium.
D.O.B: July 3, 1988 (25-years-old)
Socceroos Apps: 9
Olyroos Apps: 13
2012-2013: Atalanta BC (6 apps)
2009-2012: Kayserispor (64 apps)
2008-2009: Gençlerbirligi (29 apps)
2007-2008: Newcastle United
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