Leroy George offers Melbourne Victory a versatile attacking option

Leroy George offers Melbourne Victory a versatile attacking option


For most A-League fans, Leroy George has arrived in Australia as something of an unknown quantity with a rockstar name.

The Dutchman has spent much of his time as a professional at home with the likes of NEC and Utrecht before spending time in Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The 30-year-old has ventured out of Europe and, for the first time, to Australia, for a new opening.

Melbourne Victory turned to George in need of a new winger having lost both Fahid Ben Khalfallah and Marco Rojas.

They got their man after some convincing by current and former Western Sydney Wanderers, Roly Bonevacia and Romeo Castelen.

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“They told me a lot of good stories about the A-League,” George told a media conference on Thursday.

“That’s why I came here, to see it by myself.”

Able to play just about anywhere across the front line, Victory have picked up a versatile attacker, often so handy in the chase for any silverware.

George said he will happily play anywhere asked by Kevin Muscat, but simply wants to enjoy his football in Australia.

“For me, it doesn’t matter. Where the coach needs me, I will play,” he added.

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“If he wants to put me as goalkeeper, I will stay in the goal!

“But I like to go in attack, left, right, in the middle, striker, it doesn’t matter.

“For me, it’s very easy. Football, it’s the same thing.

“You play with one ball and you need to enjoy it.”

With a cool name, unique number (41) and potentially deadly left boot, Victory look to have the A-League’s next cult hero on their hands.