Melbourne City midfielder, James Jeggo, has opened up on returning home to Melbourne and his excitement to represent City following his January transfer to the Club.
Born in Vienna, Austria, Jeggo moved to Australia as a child before really kickstarting his football career in Melbourne.
“Definitely [Melbourne is a home], most of my childhood was here and this is where I, especially with my football, really grew up and it definitely feels like coming home,” Jeggo said.
“Every time I have been back in Australia or overseas, you’re always leaving thinking how good it would be to be back here… this move really ticks every box.”
Despite spending the past eight seasons playing abroad, Jeggo has kept a close eye on the A-League and the success that the Club’s had in recent years.
“I’ve followed it [the A-League] really closely, I have a lot of friends who play and you just look at the last couple of years and what City has done has been really impressive and I’m really looking forward to getting back into the league,” explained Jeggo.
“I think the last couple of years it’s been something that I’ve really thought about and you know coming back home and experiencing the A-League again.”
It was really important for me that the timing felt right and it was something that really excited me.
A technically gifted midfielder with a strong work ethic, the Australian international brings a wealth of experience to City.
“Obviously, I’ve absolutely loved my time overseas and I feel like I still have a lot to give and if I came home I wanted to really get stuck into something and City is a perfect Club to do that, and the timing and everything just worked out really well so I’m really excited to be here,” he said.
“Like any footballer, I think, you want to be successful and you want to win things,” he added.
Well aware of the Club’s success in recent years, Jeggo arrives with a drive to win silverware and add to the trophy cabinet.
“It’s been something in my career that the best moments I’ve had and the things I look back on with the most pride have been winning things and City have made a real good habit of doing that,” Jeggo said.
“There’s a real sort of expectation and are striving to do that and that’s something that I really like that sort of pressure and expectation to go out and achieve things so it just fits perfectly with what I wanted to do by coming home.”