Rojas poised for Eredivisie switch

New Zealand international Marco Rojas is set for his second stint in Europe after Melbourne Victory confirmed he will sign for Eredivisie side Heerenveen.

After initially showing off his precocious talents during his first stint with Victory between 2011 and 2013 – Rojas earned a dream move to Bundesliga side Vfb Stuttgart.

However, in three seasons he failed to make a single league appearance and was loaned out to FC Thun during the final year of his stay.

A return to the A-League followed and the attacking midfielder once again proved his worth with a fantastic return of 13 goals and eight assists in 25 games to lead Big V to second place at the end of the season.

The subsequent form under manager Kevin Muscat has prompted the Dutch top-flight side to lure the diminutive attacker to the Abe Lenstra Stadium.

"I can't thank everyone at Melbourne Victory enough," Rojas told the club's website. "They showed great faith in me after a difficult few years in Europe and really helped me to get my career back on track.

"I would absolutely have no hesitation returning to Melbourne Victory in the future.

"But right now I'm focused on proving myself at the top level and I'm excited to be heading back to Europe."

Rojas has featured 35 times for the All Whites, scoring five goals since making his debut in 2011.

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