Melbourne Victory have announced the re-signing of attacking midfielder Fahid Ben Khalfallah on a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Ben Khalfallah has been a revelation since signing with Victory on a one year contract at the beginning of the current season.
Football operations manager Paul Trimboli described the retention of the French-born Tunisian Ben as a major coup for the club.
"Fahid brings so much to Melbourne Victory on and off the pitch," Trimboli said.
"The impact he has made since his arrival at the club has been significant and we see him as an integral part of our future plans. Therefore it was a priority for us to secure him and we are thrilled to get his signature."
The 32-year-old has played in 25 of the club's 26 matches to date, scoring five goals and providing nine assists.
Prior to moving to Australia, he played all his senior football in France, which began at Amiens in 2001 to Troyes in 2014.
Ben Khalfallah said he was thrilled to be able to stay at the A-League outfit.
"The club has been so supportive to me and my family since we have been in Australia and I love Melbourne, so Melbourne Victory was the only club I wanted to play for," Ben Khalfallah said.
"The players here are so close and are fantastic to play with so I am really looking forward to the next two years."
Ben Khalfallah's signature follows the club’s re-signing of young stars Jason Geria, Connor Pain, Scott Galloway and Rashid Mahazi.comments