Hume City have confirmed former Juventus great David Trezeguet and Greek star Giorgos Karagounis remain on their transfer radar ahead of their Westfield FFA Cup semi final with Melbourne Victory next week.
The ambitious PS4 NPL Victorian club are looking to make a splash in the international transfer market ahead of the biggest game in the club’s history next week.
And the audacious ploy remains a possibility with the club confirming both deals are still on the table. Though it all but rules out talk of luring Ronaldinho to Australia, as has been reported.
“We are still communicating with David Trezeguet and Giorgios Karagounis,” Hume coach Lou Acevski confirmed with www.theffacup.com.au today.
If Hume pulled off a deal for either, it would mirror the recent one-game signing by Heidelberg United.
The PS4 NPL Victorian club inked a deal with Greek great Kostas Katsouranis for a one-off appearance in their FFA Cup quarter final with Melbourne City.
In his final game of a stellar career for the former Greek international, United lost 5-0 but attracted an impressive crowd of just over 10,000 to Heidelberg’s home ground.
“They’re both world-class players and both have got significant experience playing in the top leagues,” Acevski told the Herald Sun on Monday.
“Karagounis, I think he was last at Fulham in the English Premier League.
“David Trezeguet is obviously a World Cup winner with France and played for Juventus as a striker.
“He’s scored many, many goals in a top league — the Serie A. Both would bring a lot of class to any team in the world, not just our team.”