Thompson confirms contract talks with Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory’s favourite son Archie Thompson has revealed that discussions regarding a new contract are underway.
The A-League’s all-time leading goalscorer is still on the road to recovery following a serious knee injury sustained in last season’s Grand Final loss to Sydney FC but is keen to sort out his playing future and stay with his beloved Victory.
“This is my last year but I’m talking with the club at the moment,” Thompson told The Border Mail yesterday.
“It’s just early stages. I want to stay and they want me to stay.
“I’ve got plenty of years left in me. The season not being so long and the sports science (at the club) helps a lot.”
Thompson admits he still has his initial target of mid-November as a return date and says things are on track after joining in full training in the past two or so weeks.
“I’ve been in full training for the last two to three weeks and haven’t had a problem since,” the 32-year old added.
“At this stage maybe (I’ll return) mid-to-late November. It’s feeling great. I’m basically like a blank canvas where I can start from scratch.
“I feel stronger than I have for a long time. I’m just lacking match fitness.”
Thompson will again be watching from the sidelines when the fifth-placed Victory travel to Suncorp Stadium to take on the second-placed Brisbane Roar on Saturday night in Week 11 of the A-League season.