Melbourne Victory add Rashid Mahazi to talented midfield

Melbourne Victory FC

The former Northcote City player moves up from the Victorian Premier League after a successful trial.

Melbourne Victory have today announced the signing of Rashid Mahazi on a free transfer from Victorian Premier League side Northcote City. The 21-year-old midfielder had been on trial with the club in Tasmania and came on as a substitute as recently as Thursday's closed-door friendly against Adelaide United.

Victory's offseason recruitments have been limited but filled with big names, including luring Mitch Nichols from Brisbane Roar, bringing Kosta Barbarouses back to the A-League and signing Pablo Contreras and James Troisi. Mahazi's signing is not on that level, but it does give Ange Postecoglou additional cover in midfield and brings a local player up from the VPL into the A-League.

Postecoglou explained the signing in a club press release:

"Rashid's performances throughout the pre-season have been very promising and we are looking forward to seeing him further develop as he spends more time with the squad in the lead-up to the season. We see him as a player with plenty of upside and someone that can fit well into our structures while also providing us with further depth in midfield."

The Victory open the 2013/14 season at the Etihad Stadium against Melbourne Heart on Saturday October 12.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.