Melbourne City FC can today announce the re-signing of striker Jamie Maclaren on a two-year extension. With one year remaining on his current deal, Maclaren is now contracted for the next 3 years – committing to the Club until the end of the 2023/24 season.
His natural attacking ability fits the Club’s style of football and fans will be at the edge of their seats to see Maclaren forming a formidable attacking trio with fellow Melbourne born and raised Socceroos Andrew Nabbout and Mathew Leckie.
As seen with the recent squad signings, Maclaren’s multi-year deal is part of the Club’s strategy to build the playing squad’s stability and our ambition to win silverware.
The former Sunbury United and Green Gully junior joined City in January 2019 and scored in his Club debut against Adelaide United.
Maclaren has been at his prolific best during his time at the Club, winning back-to-back A-League Golden Boot’s in his first two full seasons.
Melbourne City FC Director of Football Michael Petrillo said:
“We are so pleased to be able to finalise a long-term contract with Jamie and to be able to do it so quickly shows his passion for the Club, his hometown and the fans.
“This is another example of the culture we have built at our Club. Jamie is obviously a massive influence on the pitch, but he’s also a fantastic leader in the dressing room.
“By committing to Melbourne City for the next three seasons, Jamie has shown his desire to win more silverware at the Club.”
Jamie Maclaren said:
“You always have that one club in your career where it just feels like home. Melbourne City is that place for me – both on and off the pitch.
“This group is special and we’re building something unique. When people think of Melbourne City, we want our fans to see our strong culture, enjoy our style of attacking football and to celebrate with us when we win trophies. We work hard every day to achieve this.
“For the fans, when I hear you chant my name, it motivates me to score. I feel very lucky, I’m a proud Melbourne boy, who gets to represent this great football club.”