Ben Folami joins Victory on loan from Ipswich Town

Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce it has signed Olyroos striker Ben Folami for the 2020/21 A-League season.

Folami will join the club on loan from English League One club Ipswich Town where he has been playing since 2015.

The 21-year-old commenced his career at the Football NSW Institute and Sutherland Sharks before making the move to England. While playing overseas he was selected to play for both the U19 and U23 Australia teams.

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Folami said he is looking forward to playing for Victory this season.

“I’m very happy to have signed with Melbourne Victory this season,” Folami said.

“Victory is one of the biggest clubs in the country, they have such a big membership and fan base and obviously a very proud history of success. 

“Speaking to Grant, he outlined a very clear vision he has for the team to get them back up the table. I’m extremely excited for the opportunity to play under him, I can’t wait to start training with the team and putting in the hard work to make sure we’re ready to compete this season.”

Victory Head Coach Grant Brebner welcomed the exciting young striker to the club. 

“We are delighted to welcome Ben to Melbourne Victory,” Brebner said.

“We believe Ben is a very talented young striker with a bright future ahead of him. He works hard on and off the pitch and will add depth to our forward stocks this season.

“The squad is preparing well, and the likes of Ben, Jacob Butterfield, Callum McManaman, Nick Ansell, Jake Brimmer and Max Crocombe will help the squad build the competitive environment on and off the pitch we believe will help us get back up the table.”

Folami will join the squad in Doha when Victory recommence their 2020 AFC Champions League campaign in late November.