Thursday, 2 August 2007

London Calling

According to reports, Melbourne Victory's very own Adrian Leijer is to be heading to English Premier League club, Fulham. Apparently the two teams are in negotiatons about the terms of the transfer. This is great news for a player who is a mainstay in the Olyroos and a rock in the defence for Victory. However, it is bad timing for the Victory with only 3 1/2 weeks until the season kicks off. The Victory should be able to cover the loss of such an important player with Daniel Piorkowski returning from injury and the signing of Ljubo Milicevic, who can both fill Leijer's central defensive position. He is not the only A-League team set to lose a player to England with David Carney expected to sign for Sheffield United in the coming days. This is also good for the A-League as it shows the quality of players that we have in our league are being sought after by teams in Europe. Hopefully, the move pays off for Leijer and we wish him well and thank him for the memories.


Anonymous Wes said...

I find it interesting that Adrian Leijer was an unused substitute in the loss to Perth Glory in Darwin over the weekend. Whether that was to do with that transfer or not (not get him injured) I don't know but he will be missed by the Victory fans.

So now I am looking forward to see the squad that will start the match against Phoenix at Olympic Park on Saturday.

2 August 2007 at 11:06  

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