Victory snap up Troisi on loan

FRINGE Socceroo James Troisi has returned from Europe to join Melbourne Victory on loan, the club confirmed today.

The 25-year-old Adelaide born, attacking midfielder joins Melbourne Victory on loan from Serie A outfit, Atalanta BC. Troisi has also had stints at Turkish sides Kayserispor and Gençlerbirligi since leaving English Premier League side Newcastle United.
 
Melbourne Victory Coach Ange Postecoglou said Troisi would add further potency to his squad.
 
"Throughout his time in Europe, James has shown that he has the talent and attributes to compete at the highest levels of club football," Postecoglou said.
 
"At just 25, James is in the prime of his career, so we are extremely excited about what he will bring to Melbourne Victory.
 
"He obvious has a desire to get back into the Socceroos set-up, and there’s no better way to state his case than to have an impressive A-League season."
 
Troisi will join his new teammates in Tasmania this week and will be aiming to make his Hyundai A-League debut in Round 1 in the Melbourne Derby on Saturday, October 12 at Etihad Stadium.
 
James Troisi
D.O.B: July 3, 1988 (25-years-old)
Height: 180cm
Socceroos Apps: 9
Goals: 1
Olyroos Apps: 13
Goals: 2
 
Previous clubs:
2012-2013: Atalanta BC (6 apps)
2009-2012: Kayserispor (64 apps)
2008-2009: Gençlerbirligi (29 apps)
2007-2008: Newcastle United

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