The defender came through the Victory youth system but is now seeking new employment.
Melbourne Victory have released long-serving defender Matthew Foschini from the final year of his contract.
The 22-year-old is a product of the youth system at AAMI Park and racked up 42 appearances for Victory after making his debut against Perth Glory in 2009, with his departure coming just 24-hours after the arrival of New Zealand international Kosta Barbarouses.
Despite being told to find new employment this summer Foschini posted a twitter message on Thursday afternoon to thank the club for giving him the opportunity to get his professional career off the ground.
It’s been a great 5 years for me at Melbourne Victory. Would like to thank everyone who I have ever worked with at the football club
— Matthew Foschini (@mattfoschini) August 8, 2013
Victory coach Ange Postecoglou expressed his gratitude towards Foschini and hopes he finds regular first-team football elsewhere after being used in just six games last season.
“Matt has been a terrific clubman during his time at Melbourne Victory and a very popular figure amongst the playing group,” Postecoglou said in a statement as reported by Goal.com
“From our perspective it was not an easy decision to let him go, but our feeling was that Matt was at a stage where regular first team football was a priority.
“We wish him all the best for the future.”