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Bouzanis set for City move: report

  • Bouzanis set for City move: report

Back-up Western Sydney goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis is reportedly poised to join Melbourne City during the A-League's mid-season transfer window.

Bouzanis hasn't featured at all for the Wanderers this season and has found himself relegated to likely third-choice gloveman since the club acquired Liam Reddy last month following his fallout with Central Coast.

News Corp Australia reports the 25-year-old will shift south this week to become No.2 to Thomas Sorensen, while City's current back-up Tando Velaphi is set for a move to Japan.

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If true, it could put him the bizarre situation of sitting on the bench against his former club as soon as Saturday, when City host the Wanderers at AAMI Park.

City were poised to sign Adelaide United defender Osama Malik in a direct swap with forward David Williams, however Williams has reportedly backed out of the deal.

Regardless of whether Bouzanis stays with or leaves the Wanderers, Andrew Redmayne will have a fight on his hands to hold onto his No.1 spot between the posts.

With the January window now open, Reddy is eligible to play his first match for his new club.

Reddy's experience makes him a tempting option, however Redmayne was content to let his strong performances do the talking.

Redmayne, who joined Tony Popovic's side from City in the off-season, has kept a joint league-high six clean sheets and made some stirring saves in their 10-match undefeated run.

"Any competition in any spot is extremely welcome," he said.

"It's only going to help the team push for the title.

"Everyone brings a lot to the club and the squad. Every individual is very welcome.

"We've just been told is to keep developing the way we're going, and try to implement the technical changes that Spider (goalkeeping coach Zeljko Kalac) is trying to put into all three of us."

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