Transfer news: ex-A-League striker signs for Turkish club

Harry Novillo has left A-League side Melbourne City after signing a two-year deal with Turkish outfit Manisaspor.

The 24-year-old scored 10 goals in 2015-2016 as City made the semi-finals, bowing out to eventual champions Adelaide United.

However, his season was hit by off-field drama, with the Lyon-born winger stood down from training for two weeks in February after an investigation into an alleged altercation.

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While no charges were officially laid against Novillo, the Frenchman departed the A-League outfit with a year to run on his contract for an undisclosed fee.

"I believe at Manisaspor I can direct my career in a different direction," Novillo said after being unveiled by Manisaspor on Tuesday.

"The president wants to see me here too, and all of the positive references I have received about Manisaspor are among the reasons I chose this place.

"I promise to fight to ensure my maximum contribution to Manisaspor."

Novillo joined City in March 2015, playing 31 matches and helping them to back-to-back finals appearances.

"The club would like to thank Harry for his contribution during his time at Melbourne City and wishes him the best in his future endeavours," City said in a statement on Wednesday.

Manisaspor will play in Turkey's second division next season after gaining promotion from the third tier.

City star Harry Novillo poses for a selfie with fans.