Rhys Williams departs Victory

Melbourne Victory can confirm that defender Rhys Williams has left the club to pursue an offer overseas.

Williams, who was contracted for another year and features prominently in the club's 2018/19 membership campign, made 32 appearances in all competitions during his one season at AAMI Park.

"We are obviously extremely disappointed to lose a player of Rhys' quality," said Head Coach Kevin Muscat.

"We'd planned for Rhys to be here for at least another season, but in the end we honoured the agreement we made when he first joined the club, so we thank him for his contribution and wish him all the best.

"While it's frustrating when things like this happen, we will continue adding quality players to the squad ahead of the new season."

Melbourne Victory would like to thank Rhys for his contribution to the club throughout the Championship-winning 2017/18 season.