Aston Villa’s experienced midfielder Mile Jedinak is reportedly in negotiations regarding a potential move back to his native country Australia, according to Australian paper The Age.
Australian side Macarthur South West Sydney are hoping their bid to come into the Australian A-League next season is accepted, and talks have already taken place to make Australia legend Mile Jedinak their marquee singing from Aston Villa.
In December, the A-League board will decide which two new teams will be accepted into the top tier of Australian football. The South West Sydney based side will be hoping they are accepted into the League, and want to mark their arrival with the impressive signing of Jedinak.
Despite still unsure if they will be invited into the A-League, the club are already planning for the season. They are hoping that the deal to bring in 34-year-old Jedinak upon their acceptance into the League, and made them aware of the deal this week.
Jedinak has fallen out of favour at Aston Villa under new manager Dean Smith. He featured in the heart of defence under Steve Bruce on eight occasions this season, before Bruce’s sacking. Since Smith’s arrival, Jedinak hasn’t played once, only making the bench in five Championship games.
It is believed that in his contract offer from Macarthur South West Sydney will include a potential future coaching role, as the former Crystal Palace man enters the final years of his playing career.
Australian fans would be thrilled to see Jedinak return to the A-League, with him being a footballing hero for the Socceroos. The midfielder has played 79 games for the national team, scoring 20 goals in his national career along the way.