The Covert Agent: Melbourne City in talks to sign Mark Birighitti

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Goal's resident spy reveals City are attempting to bring the Aussie keeper to Melbourne

Melbourne City are looking to secure a new goalkeeper with Australian shot stopper Mark Birighitti in talks to join Warren Joyce's side.

The Covert Agent can reveal the 27-year-old is close to an A-League return after spending two years in Europe.

Birighitti, who has played previously for Adelaide United and Newcastle Jets, secured a move to Swansea City in 2016 but never made a senior appearance for the club before being transferred to Dutch side NAC Breda a year later.

Though getting more game time in the Eredivisie, he has struggled for form and was on the wrong end of a 5-0 loss in Brada's opening match of the 2018/19 season.

With negotiations with City close to completion, The Covert Agent can also reveal that City's current number one Dean Bouzanis is being shopped around to make room for Birighitti.

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Joyce's side still also have veteran shot stopper Eugene Galekovic contracted so will need to shed one of them should Birighitti decide to put pen to paper. 

The Perth-born keeper has one Socceroos cap to his name and was close to joining German giants Bayer Leverkusen in 2014. 

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