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Aug 31, 2018   |  5:41AM AET

Toivonen excited for Melbourne adventure

Toivonen excited for Melbourne adventure

Swedish star Ola Toivonen has opened up about his move to Melbourne Victory, after agreeing terms on a two-year deal with the reigning Hyundai A-League Champions.

Toivonen, 32, joins Keisuke Honda, Georg Niedermeier and Kosta Barbarouses as Melbourne Victory’s international players for the 2018/19 season.

The accomplished striker decided that after a distinguished career in Europe for both club and country, now was the right time for a new adventure.

“I heard good things about the country and the city so when the opportunity came up I really thought about it and in the end decided to join Victory,” Toivonen said.

“I’m 32 now and I wanted to do an adventure with the family so I think the timing is perfect.

“I heard so many good things about Melbourne, a lot of European people say it’s one of the best cities you can visit so I’m really looking forward to living there and getting to know the culture.”

WATCH: Toivonen scores for Sweden at the FIFA World Cup

Toivonen made it clear that he’s coming to Australia to enjoy success and is looking forward to playing his part in both the A-League and the AFC Champions League.

“I know Melbourne Victory a big club in Australia, they won the Championship last year and they’re playing in the Champions League,” Toivonen said.

“If you go on an adventure, you want the possibility of winning, you want to win something.

“With the squad that has been assembled, including Keisuke, Georg and myself, I think we can do some good things this year.”

Toivonen will link up with the Melbourne Victory squad in mid-September.

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