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Novillo A-League future in air

  • Novillo A-League future in air

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Harry Novillo of City FC celebrates after scoring the first goal during the round 25 A-League match between Melbourne City FC and the Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on March 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Melbourne City striker Harry Novillo has denied domestic violence allegations in his first interview since being detained by police in February over an incident at his apartment involving his partner.

After his A-League campaign was marred by the incident and injury, Novillo, 24, is unsure whether he will return to fulfil his contract with City.

"The media make their story. Me and my partner know the real story," he said of the February incident when he was handcuffed by police.

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"People talk about punch or kick, this or that, it never happened."

Novillo said he didn't know whether he would be back for next season, citing both a longing to return to Europe and increased wages on the basis of his form.

On Tuesday, Novillo was voted into the PFA team of the season for his efforts with City.

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