Heidelberg United expects Archie Thompson to be back in Australia this weekend with PS4 Victorian NPL club hopeful they’ll they be able to unveil their new star recruit next week – despite the player's Twitter denials any deal has been done.
www.a-league.com.au understands that the 37-year-old A-League superstar, who was released by Melbourne Victory at the end of last season, is due to return to Melbourne this Saturday from Beverly Hills, where he is holidaying.
Heidelberg have done the paperwork to sign Thompson with the news revealed in the Victorian NPL official list of mid-season transfers on Monday.
However the legendary forward, who’s been inundated with requests since the news surfaced, tweeted this message to his 55,000 followers today (Tuesday) from his official Twitter account.
"Hi Fans, In Beverly Hills land of opportunity.. Have not signed with no club [sic] back in Australia. Watch this space."
United hopes to reveal the signing of Thompson next week, though the former Socceroo is believed to be targeting an A-League return next season and is understood to have received an offer from Malaysia too.