Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou has said that he wants to bring in a number of foreign players in the summer transfer window. Melbourne Victory will be taking on Greek club Olympiacos in a friendly match. Speaking ahead of the match, Ange Postecoglou said that he is keen to bring in a foreign player into the squad before the start of the new season and also before they start looking in to the local players. It was rumoured that Melbourne Victory were close to signing Gold Coast United captain Michael Thwaite, but he has now agreed personal terms with Perth Glory.
Ange Postecoglou has revealed that he is not too disappointed missing out on Michael Thwaite because he has not been on the target list in the last few weeks. Instead, the club are looking at the possibility of bringing a foreign player in order to provide them with a new dimension. Melbourne Victory had no option but to release Hernandez after they failed to agree a deal for the player. Postecoglou has said that the club is not too disappointed about losing Hernandez and will be looking at other options shortly. Expectations on Postecoglou will be high after the coach comes after winning back-to-back Championships with Brisbane Roar.
“We had a look at Michael and we’ve had a look at a lot of players, but it’s funny how we’ve missed out on a lot of players we weren’t going for. The ones we get you’ll hear about. There are no secrets about it, our first one or two signings will be foreigners, they won’t be local players and until we do that I don’t even be looking at the local market. Carlos has been a fantastic servant to the club and I’m sure all the supporters will remember him fondly,” Postecoglou said.