Danny Vukovic has confirmed he has officially joined A-League champions Melbourne Victory on a three-year contract.
Vukovic said he wanted to Melbourne to be closer to his family with his first child expected in the coming weeks.
The 30-year-old signs with Victory where he will battle Lawrence Thomas to be the club's number one following the release of Nathan Coe.
Vukovic is the latest player to leave Glory in the wake of the salary cap scandal, following close friend Scott Jamieson, along with Rostyn Griffiths, Jack Duncan, Youssouf Hersi and Danny de Silva.
Happy to announce that I have signed a 3 year deal with @gomvfc. Can't wait get to Melbourne and start working hard for the up coming season
— Danny Vukovic (@vuka20) June 4, 2015
"The best interests of our child will always come first and while I leave Perth with a heavy heart, the opportunity to move closer to home was very important to Kristy and I," Vukovic said.
"Melbourne Victory is the biggest club in the country and I look forward to working with Kevin and the team as the club looks to build on last season's success.
"I have always admired Melbourne Victory from afar and I can't wait to play in front of packed stadiums week in, week out."
Vukovic, who ironically made his Hyundai A-League debut against Melbourne Victory in September 2005, will remain in Perth for the birth of his child before moving to Melbourne.
"Danny is the most experienced goalkeeper in Hyundai A-League history and we are delighted to secure his services for the next three years," Melbourne Victory head coach Kevin Muscat said.
"He has proven himself as a quality goalkeeper time and time again over the past 10 years and having played and coached against him, I have always been impressed with him as a person and by his attitude and desire to succeed."comments