Melbourne Victory signs Salim Khelifi on loan

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of Swiss-Tunisian forward, Salim Khelifi on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League season.

The 29-year-old joins the Club from Perth Glory where he made 24 A-League Men’s appearances for the side, signing with the West Australian club at the beginning of the 2022/23 season.

Khelifi has represented Tunisia twice at senior international level, playing for his nation of birth, Switzerland at youth international level and graduating from the Lausanne-Sport academy, making 76 appearances for the senior side.

Melbourne Victory Head Coach Tony Popovic said he was looking forward to adding the experience of Khelifi to his squad.

“Salim is a dynamic and versatile forward who will add a cutting edge to our final third,” Popovic said.

“His experience in Europe and familiarity in the league will allow him to integrate into the team immediately and we’re hoping he can help us continue our push towards success this season.”

Khelifi said he’s also looking forward to the challenge ahead at Victory.

“I’m thrilled to be able to join Melbourne Victory for the remainder of the season,” Khelifi said.

“It’s an exciting squad that’s looking to achieve big things this season and I’m looking forward to playing my part in the team during this period.”

Khelifi will be available for selection ahead of Friday night’s clash with Sydney FC at AAMI Park subject to visa requirements.