All White Marco Rojas has moved closer to joining top Chile club Colo-Colo with the club saying he’s due to visit Santiago to get medical clearance.
Colo-Colo’s sports director Daniel Morón told media: “He arrives on July 10 to undergo medical examinations on the 11th and if everything is OK, the contract will be signed.”
Reports from South America have speculated that Rojas was keen to join the Chilean Premera Division club Colo-Colo, based in Santiago, and because his father is Chilean, he would not be considered a foreign import on the team’s roster.
The 30-year-old Hamilton-born winger is understood to be out of contract at A-League club Melbourne Victory.
Rojas would become the club’s second off-season signing by head coach Gustavo Quinteros, following the loan signing of Argentine midfielder Agustín Bouzat from Buenos Aires club Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield.
Rojas has played more than 42 full internationals for New Zealand, after playing his youth football for Hamilton Wanderers.
He’s since had professional stints with the Wellington Phoenix, Melbourne Victory (three times), VfB Stuttgart, SC Heerenveen and SønderjyskE.