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."