According to Fairfax Media, Macarthur-South West Sydney are ‘in serious discussions’ for Mile Jedinak, with the Aston Villa outcast reportedly ‘open to returning’ to his homeland after a lack of playing time this season. Jedinak hasn’t featured for the Villa since late-September and is expected to be on the most at the end of the season as his contract is up next summer.
Jedinak has made nine Championship appearances this season, the last of which was against Bristol City on September 28. Since then, the 34-year-old has been out of the matchday squad or an unused substitute, so his future looks to be away from Villa. It appears unlikely they will offer him a contract extension.
Macarthur-South West Sydney are still waiting to see if they’ll be admitted into the Australian A-League for the forthcoming season. The Football Federation Australia board are set to decide the next two teams to enter the competition by December 12 and Macarthur-South West are confident of being granted a licence.
They would look to procure Jedinak’s signature when the 2018/19 campaign comes to a close in England. Despite the midfielder potentially having lofty wage demands compared to the average A-League player, Macarthur-South West have the money to lure him away from Villa Park. Fairfax Media say the club are financially backed by property development company Lang Walker.