Mile Jedinak was expected to be on his way out of Aston Villa when Macarthur South West Sydney were linked with his signature in Novemberr. The Australian club were applying to be in the A-League for the 2019/20 season and planned to make Jedinak a marquee signing if their application was accepted.
The Sydney outfit were granted a place in the A-League and were expected to agree a deal for the midfielder that would see him make the switch from Villa Park in Spring. There’s been no agreement yet, however, which could be down to how much administration work is required before they can focus on player recruitment.
The 2018/19 A-League season still has two months to run and the transfer window will officially open in July, so movement for Jedinak could be made in the coming months. He’ll be a free transfer at the end of June and can engage in talks over a pre-contract deal as per the Bosman ruling.
A return to his homeland would surely appeal to Jedinak, and the chance to sign such a stellar talent would surely appeal to South West Sydney, so this deal may not be dead in the water just yet – administration demands could be delaying progress.
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