Juventus’ Troisi to wait on Melbourne Victory future

James Troisi will have to wait until the end of the Italian Serie A season before he knows more about his A-League future.

James Troisi will have to wait until the end of the Italian Serie A season before he knows more about his A-League future.

The 25-year old Australian winger enjoyed a success season on loan with the Melbourne Victory this term, scoring 12 league goals and 15 in all competitions.

Troisi is due back at parent club Juventus later this month and although he is keen for another opportunity with the Victory, his father and adviser Alby has stated that he will have to wait and see what the Bianconeri want to do before making any further plans down under.

“James has really enjoyed his time with Victory and would like the opportunity to build on that next year,” Alby Troisi told SBS.

“From early indications, Victory are also keen for that to happen. But he has contractual obligations in Italy for the next two years and Juve will have the final say.

“We will have to wait until the end of the Serie A season to get a bit more clarity from the Italian end and the take things from there.

“But Victory have been very good for him and have given him the platform to push his World Cup ambitions – which was a factor in him coming back.

“The club has really been fantastic and have helped rejuvenate him and have treated him superbly. He loves the city and feels at home there.

"They gave him the opportunity to get back into the groove of playing regularly and I think they are keen to have him back. So that window is open and it’s something we respect and it’s a big option for us.”

Troisi, whose rights are also part-owned by Atalanta, has emerged as a genuine contender for Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

 
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