Melbourne Victory confirmed it has signed Australia defender Mark Milligan on a three-year deal, after the player's successful loan stint at the club last season.
The versatile 26-year-old player previously had stints at Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets before embarking relocating to Asia, where he played in China at Shanghai Shenua and most recently in Japan's J.League 2 at JEF United.
“Mark is an uncompromising player who provides great versatility to the playing group, as he is equally comfortable in defence as he is in central midfield," Victory coach Ange Postecoglou said.
“He left a real impression on the group during his time at the club last season and from that perspective we’re delighted to have him back in a Victory shirt."
Milligan said he is looking forward to continuing life with the club.
“Last season, while the club didn’t quite have the success they had hoped for, I really enjoyed my time in Melbourne and I’m excited to be coming back," he said.
“Ange has made a few really good signings, so I think there’s a lot to look forward to next season and hopefully, as a group, we can bring plenty of success back to Melbourne Victory.”
Milligan will begin training with the squad on Wednesday.
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