Melbourne Victory have pulled off a major coup with Brazilian attacking midfielder Gui Finkler inking a new two-year deal with the club.
The news was announced by Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro at the club's player of the year awards held on Friday night.
Finkler had a starring role in Victory's campaign this season after returning from anterior crucial ligament injury suffered in his first year at the club.
The 28-year-old played a part in every A-League game for Victory this season, scoring nine goals in his 29 appearances.
I love everything about Melbourne and I’m thrilled that I’ll be here for at least another two years,” Finkler said.
“Next season will be a very exciting one for us as a club and I am really happy to remain a part of Kevin (Muscat)’s squad. I know we’re all desperate to go one step further and make the Grand Final in 2014/15, so I can’t wait to help the club be even better.
“Melbourne Victory is a great club to play for – the fans, the facilities, the coaches, the staff – everything about it is fantastic for a player."
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat praised the Brazilian and knows how important he is for the club's aspirations next season.
“Gui is a talented individual and a big part of our set-up, so it’s fantastic we will be able to call on his services for another two years,” Muscat said
“We also know how big of a presence he is in our changeroom and he certainly provides plenty of advice and insight to the other boys, especially the younger ones, in the squad.
“Gui is extremely popular with our fans as well, so I know I speak on behalf of all of them when I say how pleased we are he will remain with us at Melbourne Victory.”
The new deal will see Finkler remain in navy blue until at least the end of the 2015-16 A-League season.comments