Marco Rojas has confirmed he is quitting Melbourne Victory to play in Europe next season.
The A-League's Player of the Year paid tribute to Melbourne for his development, but is delighted to get the chance to play abroad.
"It's every footballer's dream to play in Europe and I'm over-the-moon to be able to say I'm about to live that dream very soon," the 21 year old told AAP.
Melbourne head coach Ange Postecoglou was disappointed at losing a player of Rojas' calibre, who is a reported Liverpool target, but hopes the starlet will become a success in Europe.
"While we would have loved to have seen him stay here at Melbourne Victory for a little longer, we knew we couldn't stand in the way of his European ambitions," he said.
"He's rightly attracted plenty of attention around the globe for his efforts this year."