Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren has signed a two-year contract extension with A-League grand finalists Melbourne City.
Maclaren, who is currently in quarantine due to recent Socceroos commitments and will miss this weekend’s grand final, has committed to City until June 2024.
“You always have that one club in your career where it just feels like home,” said Maclaren, who has scored 59 goals in 63 appearances for City.
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“Melbourne City is that place for me, both on and off the pitch.
“This group is special and we’re building something unique.
“When people think of Melbourne City, we want our fans to see our strong culture, enjoy our style of attacking football and to celebrate with us when we win trophies. We work hard every day to achieve this.
“For the fans, when I hear you chant my name, it motivates me to score. I feel very lucky, I’m a proud Melbourne boy who gets to represent this great football club.”
The re-signing of Maclaren, the A-League’s Golden Boot, is a further boost for City after the recent retention of Andrew Nabbout and the signing of another Socceroos attacker, Mat Leckie.
City’s director of football Michael Petrillo said Maclaren was a “massive influence on the pitch” and a “fantastic leader in the dressing-room”.
“We are so pleased to be able to finalise a long-term contract with Jamie and to be able to do it so quickly shows his passion for the club, his hometown and the fans,” Petrillo said.