Melbourne Victory close in on mystery signing

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he is close to another addition to his side ahead of the club’s trip to Tasmania next week.

Victory signed Macedonian international Daniel Georgievski last Thursday and will be looking to add another player to their books in the coming week.

Georgievski is traditionally a right-back and the club is yet to replace left-back Adama Traore, who departed at the end of last season.

“I went on record a couple of weeks back that we still have a couple of spots left and I’ll only add to the group if I thought it was gonna make us better,” Muscat said.

“We are active and we have been working diligently away from the training ground.

“Hopefully we get the opportunity to bring someone in before we go to Tasmania in 10 days time.”

Muscat would not reveal who they were talking to or what position the club is looking to strengthen, but the club has another VISA spot they can fill.

“(We are) talking to quite a few,” he said. “Things change from day to day. We’ve worked hard on making sure any addition will improve the squad.”

Victory travel to Canberra tomorrow night to face local side Tuggeranong United in the FFA Cup Round of 16.

“I said from the start we’d respect this competition and tomorrow night won’t be any different,” said Muscat.

“We’re going to go there with a serious ambition to get to the next round.”

Victory’s last pre-season match will take place in Tasmania next weekend where they will face Sydney FC at North Hobart Oval.