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Football: A-League player of the season Rojas off to Europe

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Australian A-League player of the year Marco Rojas said Thursday he will leave Melbourne Victory this month and move to an unnamed club in Europe.

Rojas, 21, scored 15 goals for Victory this season and is one of the hottest properties in the domestic league.

"I have absolutely loved my time at Melbourne Victory, from the fans to the support of my teammates as well as the coaches and the staff -- they have all definitely helped make me who I am today," Rojas said.

"It's every footballer's dream to play in Europe and I'm over-the-moon to be able to say I'm about to live that dream very soon."

Rojas did not identify the club he was joining.

Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou said "we knew we couldn't stand in the way of his European ambitions".

"He's rightly attracted plenty of attention around the globe for his efforts this year."

In 72 A-League appearances for Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix Rojas scored a total of 17 goals.

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