Wanderers snare Visconte as Victory release Franjic

Rocky Visconte has joined Western Sydney Wanderers FC, while Melbourne Victory have granted Petar Franjic a relase from his contract with the club.

Rocky Visconte has joined Western Sydney Wanderers FC, while Melbourne Victory have granted Petar Franjic a relase from his contract with the club. Visconte, 22, was released by Brisbane Roar on Tuesday after making 24 appearances for the reigning A-League champions.

Wanderers coach Tony Popovic said Visconte would help bolster the club's depth.

"Rocky is a good young player and he is very hungry and ambitious and we are very pleased to have him to add to our attacking options in the squad," Popovic said.

"He has not had a lot of match time at the Roar and we will take the next week or so to work with him and see exactly where he is at.

"We are looking forward to having him with us and we will be working hard together to bring the best out of him."

Visconte said he is looking forward to getting down to work with his new club.

"I have seen and heard that there is something very special happening out here at Western Sydney and I am very happy to join the club," he said.

As for Victory Franjic becomes the second player they have let go in a day following Julius Davies out the door.

Franjic says he was looking to be playing more often and that is the reason he left Victory.

Coach Ange Postecoglou thanked Franjic for his contribution to the Victory.

“Petar is a terrific clubman but, unfortunately for him, competition is strong within the squad and he decided that it would be best for his development to seek regular first team opportunities elsewhere,” Postecoglou said.

“We wish Petar all the best for the future.”

Franjic, who has represented Australia at junior levels, said, “I-d like to thank the club, the players and the fans for making my time at Melbourne Victory extremely enjoyable.”

“As a young player though, I want to be playing regularly and for that reason I-ve chosen to explore other options,” Franjic added.

The Victory weren't the only club active with Mariners confirming trials for Tom Rogic with Celtic, Mat Ryan with Rangers while Bernie Ibini is trialling in Belgium with Club Brugge.

While all those players have moved on perhaps the bigger news was Melbourne Heart defender and sometime Socceroo Michael Marrone making a move to Chinese club to Shanghai Shenxin.