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Troisi spurns City, re-signs with Victory

Socceroos midfielder James Troisi insists Melbourne Victory was always his preferred A-League home after signing a new two-year deal.

Troisi is understood to have come close to joining crosstown rivals Melbourne City but Victory on Thursday confirmed they had retained the 29-year-old.

"If I'm considering coming back (to Australia), Melbourne Victory would always be my first choice," Troisi said on Thursday.