The six Socceroos set for off-season moves

Socceroos split
These Aussies will most likely be at new clubs next season

With the European season drawing to a close, a number of Socceroos will be searching for new clubs next season. 

Whether it's because of a lack of game time or relegation, six Australians in particular are poised for an off-season move.

Here are the Socceroos we expect to find new clubs over the coming months...

  1. Mark Milligan

    Mark Milligan

    The Socceroos skipper was released by Scottish club Hibernian at the end of the season and is currently a free agent.

    Despite playing a large part in Hibs' campaign, they opted against activating a clause in Milligan's contract to retain him for another year - move that took him by surprise according to Socceroos coach Graham Arnold.

    "He was quite surprised of course because he's played nearly every game since he's been there at Hibs," Arnold said. 

    "But he's got the intention to carry on and he's got the intention at this moment to stay overseas and to work hard to try to find another club."

    Milligan will turn 34 in August and though no stranger to the A-League, seems keen to remain in Europe if possible.

  2. Aaron Mooy

    Aaron Mooy

    After being relegated from the Premier League with Huddersfield, Aaron Mooy has become hot property in England.

    Four Premier League clubs have been linked to the Australian midfielder with Southampton so far expressing the most interest

    While contracted to the Terriers, the club will likely sell him for the right price and Mooy would presumably be keen to remain in the top-flight if possible. 

    Along with the Saints, Newcastle, West Ham and Wolverhampton have all reportedly made the 28-year-old an off-season target. 

  3. Aziz Behich

    Aziz Behich

    The Socceroos left-back played just 70 minutes in the Eredivisie this season with PSV after sealing a move from Bursaspor. 

    Unlikely to become a starter anytime soon, the Aussie simply has to find a new home and secure more game time. 

    Whether that's on loan or via a permanent move is unclear but reports in Netherlands suggest PSV are open to letting Behich go. 

    A return to Turkey, where he played for five years and is regarded highly, could be his best bet with reports suggesting he's close to signing for an unnamed club. 

  4. Robbie Kruse

    Robbie Kruse

    The 30-year-old's contract with German side Bochum expires at the end of the season with both parties keen to go their seperate ways. 

    Injuries and apparent fitness issues have seen Kruse make just 14 appearances in Bundesliga 2 with the Aussie attacker falling out of favour. 

    A report in April suggested Kruse is open to all possible destinations but was particularly keen on a potentially lucrative move to the Middle East. 

    Wherever he does go, Kruse simply must be playing regularly with his Socceroos spot in jeopardy. 

  5. Tomi Juric

    Tomi Juric

    After not being selected for the Asian Cup, Tomi Juric is arguably lucky to still be on this list but with the right move and some good football, he could easily find himself back in the national team. 

    The 27-year-old is coming off contract with Swiss club Luzern having made just nine appearances across all competitions this season. 

    While injuries haven't helped Juric over the past few years, his next club needs to be the right one if he is to get himself back into Socceroos contention.

    He has previously attracted big-money interest from Asia and may struggle to find another immediate suitor in Europe. 

  6. Alex Gersbach
    Getty Images

    Alex Gersbach

    He only made a move to NAC Breda in January, but the Eredivisie club's relegation this season may mean Alex Gersbach will have to pack his bags again. 

    The 22-year-old defender made seven appearances for Breda after sealing a move from Norway but found himself out of the squad for a five-game spell and was stuck on the bench for their final two games. 

    Relegation could actually mean Gersbach gets more of a chance next season, but for a player of his potential, the second-division might not be an ideal place to stake his Socceroos claim. 

    Could the former Sydney FC player be another that returns to the A-League to reinvigorate his career?