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Nabbout joins Kruse as Victory strengthen for new season

Andrew Nabbout has signed for Melbourne Victory, rounding out what has been an impressive week on the transfers front for Marco Kurz's side.

Former Newcastle Jets flyer Nabbout, who last played for the Victory in 2015, is back in the A-League after a 16-month with Urawa Red Diamonds in Japan. He joins fellow Socceroos mainstay Robbie Kruse, who signed for the Victory on Tuesday.

Kruse, 30, said as soon as he heard Victory were interested in him, the feeling was mutual.

"Once my agent spoke to me...

Australia hopeful Andrew Nabbout will be fit for Asian Cup round of 16 clash

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold remains hopeful attacker Andrew Nabbout will still feature in Australia's Asian Cup campaign.

The 26-year-old Nabbout is yet to feature in the United Arab Emirates after he suffered a groin injury in the final training session before Australia's opener against Jordan on Jan. 6.

He was expected to return to action in Tuesday's final Group B clash with Syria but aggravated the injury in the final training session before the match.

Despite fears Nabbout's tournament is...

Andrew Nabbout 'back to full fitness,' ready to push for Socceroos spot

Andrew Nabbout plans to show Graham Arnold he has fully recovered from a shoulder injury as he returns to Socceroos camp for the first time since his World Cup campaign was cut short.

The 25-year-old attacker had reconstructive surgery to mend the shoulder he dislocated in Russia but has cut his projected six-month absence in half to be a chance of featuring in Saturday's friendly against South Korea in Brisbane.

Usually a winger, the Japan-based Nabbout became Australia's target man during Bert...


Urawa Red Diamonds sign Andrew Nabbout from Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets attacker Andrew Nabbout says leaving the A-League club for Japan is bittersweet but it's an opportunity he can't pass up.

Nabbout is joining J-League powerhouse Urawa Red Diamonds, who tabled an offer moments after his match-winning goal against Sydney FC on Saturday night.

"It's a bittersweet moment to be leaving," Nabbout said in statement on Monday.

"We have got a great group of lads here and I'm loving my football but this is an opportunity I can't pass up, something I've worked...