Marco Rojas to be watched by big club scouts

Last updated 08:07 22/01/2013
Stein Huysegems
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ONE THAT GOT AWAY: The Melbourne Victory celebrate former Wellington Phoenix player Marco Rojas' goal as striker Stein Huysegems walks away.

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All Whites winger Marco Rojas will be watched by scouts from European giants Liverpool and Juventus when the Melbourne Victory star lines up against Sydney FC in Saturday's A-League match at AAMI Park, according to a report in Australia.

Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper has reported that the English and Italian clubs have tracked Rojas, arguably the best player in the A-League this season, in recent weeks and want to watch him against Sydney before deciding whether to launch bids.

Another impressive performance could lead to an offer for the 21-year-old's services, as early as next week.

If he was picked up in the January transfer window, it is estimated the Victory could receive a transfer fee in the vicinity of $750,000. Rojas, who has scored 10 goals and made five assists in 15 matches this season, is off-contract at the end of this season and if he was picked up then, the Victory would receive nothing.

Victory coach Ange Postecoglou told the newspaper he was unaware of the specific interest but said he would be surprised if overseas clubs weren't keeping tabs on Rojas. The club had remained in regular contact with the Rojas camp - he is managed by his father, Rodi - and was confident of keeping him until the end of the season.

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- Fairfax Media

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