Transfer news: Victory ink deals for for trio ahead of Westfield W-League season

Melbourne Victory’s Westfield W-League roster is almost complete after the signings of three key players on Thursday.

Lia Privitelli, Tiffany Eliadis and Whitney Knight have all signed on for the 2017/18 Season.

Privitelli, the 23-year-old midfielder, returns for her second season at Victory after making 11 appearances last season.

Eliadis is a 22-year-old midfielder comes back to the club for the first time in three seasons.

In her first three-season stint at the Big V, she made 14 appearances and was part of the title winning team in 2013/2014.

Teenager Knight is a striker who is coming back from a knee injury.

The 18-year-old was part of the Victory squad in 2015/2016 when she made nine appearances and scored in the Melbourne Derby.

“Lia’s probably the quickest player we’ve got,” coach Jeff Hopkins said.

“She can play either on the right side going past players, or on the left and cutting inside.

“Tiffany came in with us last pre-season, but she had an injury that meant she needed to rest for two or three months which ruled her out.

“She’s going to add a lot to us this year. She likes to go forward and be an attacking player but she also has some really good defensive qualities which she’s embraced a bit.”

“Whitney’s fully fit now and she had a great NPL season this year for Galaxy so she’s looking good.

“She can play in any of the forward positions, wide or central and use her pace and finishing ability.”

Victory’s Westfield W-League campaign begins on Saturday, October 28 against Canberra United at Epping Stadium.