Melbourne Victory marquee Oliver Bozanic is leaving AAMI Park to join Ventforet Kofu, the J.League side have announced.
16 Mar 2017 - 2:59 PM  UPDATED 16 Mar 2017 - 2:59 PM

The Japanese outfit confirmed Bozanic will sign, pending a medical, and is set to join the team at training from Friday.

The news comes after the 2014 World Cup Socceroos midfielder was omitted from Victory's squad that thrashed Perth 4-1 in the A-League last weekend, amid speculation he was in talks for a transfer.

Bozanic joined Victory in 2015 on a three-year marquee contract as a midfield anchor - replacing Mark Milligan - and the 28-year-old's departure will give Victory more leverage in their bid to retain off-contract star James Troisi.

Troisi's form this season has easily been worthy of marquee status and earned the attacker a Socceroos recall this week.

Five minutes with: Melbourne Victory midfielder Oliver Bozanic
Melbourne Victory marquee man Oliver Bozanic tells The World Game about the responsibility of playing for a big club, his love of travel, the beauty of Switzerland, how hard it is to switch off after games and what he needs to do to get back into the Socceroos squad.