Brendan Hamill is a step closer to joining K-League side Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma after flying to Korea to complete a medical with the side.
The seven-time Korean champions have been looking to fill the defensive void left by Australian international and 2010 AFC Asian Football of the Year Sasa Ognenovski, who moved to Umm-Salal Sports Club in the Qatar Stars League.
And with terms agreed, the Melbourne Heart defender tweeted: “Cya Melbourne! #topcity”.
Hamill, 20, spent a year playing for the Australian Institute of Sport during the 2009/10 A-League National Youth League season before rejecting offers from overseas to sign for Melbourne Heart in April 2010.
The Young Socceroo, who made 34 appearances for the Melbourne club, became the youngest Heart player at 17 years and 321 days old in their 1-0 defeat at home to the Central Coast Mariners on August 5, 2010.
With fellow defender Curtis Good expected to finalise a move to English Premier League giants Newcastle United in the coming weeks, Heart will be busy in the transfer market trying to find worthy replacements.