Melbourne Victory confirm Milligan return on marquee deal

Mark Milligan has rejoined Melbourne Victory on a one-year marquee deal Source: Getty Images

Melbourne Victory have signed former captain Mark Milligan as a marquee for the upcoming 2017-2018 A-League season.

As reported by The World Game last night, Milligan rejoins the Victory on a marquee deal.

Socceroos utility Milligan, who has already racked up 81 appearances in all competitions for the Victory and was the club's last championship-winning captain, has signed a one-year marquee contract.

"To say I'm pleased is an understatement," Victory coach Kevin Muscat said on Monday morning.

"Mark is a player who loves our club and to be able to secure him for next season is a massive shot in the arm."

Milligan, who has been playing in the Middle East for the past two seasons, was honest enough to admit returning to the A-League wasn't his first choice.

"When England came up it was obviously something I needed to explore," Milligan said.

"It was something that I hadn't been able to do since I was 20-years-old.

"There was a couple of teams that looked into it ... as it turned out, the visa situation made it impossible.

That's not to say Milligan isn't happy to be back.

"When I came off contract I wasn't planning on this (but) things aligned," he said.

"Once I spoke to Musky the choice was easy." 

Source: AAP