Dario Vidosic’s Brisbane Roar homecoming coupled with Carlos Hernandez’s transfer has hit road blocks.
Melbourne Victory coach Jim Magilton has seemingly put an end to speculation linking Carlos Hernandez with a loan move to Adelaide, an arrangement the Reds insist they are not interested in anyway.
The Victory boss has apparently made it clear that he will not permit Hernandez to leave for any rival A-League club while under contract, even temporarily, when such a move would weaken his squad and strengthen another’s as the run to the finals plays out.
Hernandez is contracted until the end of this season.
According to a Victory spokesman, Magilton has let it be known in recent days that if Hernandez is to go “it will not be during the season”.
“Carlos will not be going to Adelaide, or any other A-League club, on loan,” the spokesman said.
“Jim’s view is there is nothing to be gained for Melbourne Victory in the idea.”
Hernandez has been keen to secure a loan spell in the A-League off-season that can keep him in the frame for Costa Rica’s World Cup qualifiers in the winter.Adelaidewill soon embark on an Asian Champions League campaign, but the move would have to occur within the next fortnight, when there is still almost three months of the season to play.
Teams must submit their 30-man ACL squads by next Monday and the A-League transfer window closes 10 days later.
Meanwhile, Adelaide United officials have rejected Roar’s request to secure Vidosic during the shop window which shuts down on February 14.
The A-League’s no transfer fees policy between domestic clubs has seemingly been the catalyst in halting a certain reunion for Vidosic.
Roar were keen to re-sign Vidosic as the club’s Australian marquee player after former Reds boss Rini Coolen penned a three-year deal worth almost $1 million for the fringe Socceroo last year.
It’s understood Roar officials earlier this month requested permission to speak to Vidosic for a pending return to Brisbane while Adelaide coach John Kosmina was building his side around Vidosic in a three-pronged attack.
by Buford Balony