With 15 goals and eight assists, Rojas has had a great season with Victory, and at the A-League awards on Monday, he won 'Young Footballer of the Year'.
When asked recently about the possibility of a summer transfer to the Premier League, Rojas told the New Zealand Herald:
"We're still going over it, Dad [his agent] and me. Once the season's finished, I'll be able to speak about it a lot better."
Things seem to have changed in the space of a few days, though, and Rojas has now confirmed that he will be playing in Europe next season. He told reporters:
"It's every footballer's dream to play in Europe and I'm over the moon to be able to say I'm about to live that dream very soon"
Liverpool have tracked Rojas for a while now, and according to The Mirror a few months ago:
"Anfield officials sent back a positive report on Marco Rojas, the 21-year-old Melbourne Victory starlet who scored one goal and set up another against Sydney"
Responding to Rojas' departure, Victory coach Ange Postecoglou said:
"He's obviously a very talented young man, and we knew we couldn't stand in the way of his European ambitions. He's rightly attracted plenty of attention around the globe for his efforts this year"
Liverpool travel to Australia during the summer, and will face Melbourne victory in one of their games, so Reds fans will get the chance to see how Rojas fares against top class players. The 21-year is massively excited about the prospect, and in an interview with LFC.com, he enthused:
"I'm most looking forward to playing against Steven Gerrard. I admire everything about him. Luis Suarez is world class too. Daniel Sturridge is another exciting young player and Philippe Coutinho looks special too. All throughout the team, Liverpool have great players and that's why it's so exciting to be coming up against them."
Obviously, there are no foregone conclusions in football, but I'd be massively surprised if Rojas isn't Liverpool's first signing of the summer.
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