Australia international James Troisi has stunningly signed a new two-year deal with Melbourne Victory, having been expected to join rivals Melbourne City.
Troisi, 29, returned to Victory in August last year, but his contract expired after the 2016-17 A-League season.
The 32-time Socceroo was linked to numerous clubs, including Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion.
It was City that emerged as favourites for his signature but – just a day after it was reported he was expect to sign with Warren Joyce’s side – Victory announced Troisi has agreed fresh terms.
Look who’s re-signed! pic.twitter.com/PXzjUzUPea
— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) July 27, 2017
The deal is a huge boost to Victory, who have seen numerous departures this close-season.
Star winger Marco Rojas is expected to be among them, with the New Zealand international set to make a return to Europe.
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