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The Covert Agent: Chris Ikonomidis nearing A-League return

9:17 AM WAT 17/08/2018
Chris Ikonomidis Western Sydney Wanderers
Goal's resident spy reveals the talented Aussie is close to sealing a return to the A-League

After starring for Western Sydney Wanderers on loan last season, Chris Ikonomidis is inching towards a move back to the A-League.

The Covert Agent can reveal the 23-year-old is close to sealing a release from Italian club Lazio, who he is contracted to until 2020, with three Australian sides vying for his signature.

Melbourne City are currently in the box seat to land the six-time Socceroo with Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory also looking to get a deal done.

Ikonomidis joined the Wanderers on loan last season and went on to make 10 appearances scoring three goals.

The winger made his debut for the Socceroos in 2015 under Ange Postecoglou but has largely flown under the radar in Italy.

Signed by Lazio in 2013 to a youth contract before sealing a senior deal two years later, Ikonomidis has featured just once for the club.

During his time in Italy, he has also been loaned out to Serie B side Salernitana and Danish outfit AGF but struggled for regular game time.