A-League goalkeeper Bouzanis off to Europe

First-choice Melbourne City goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis has departed the A-League on a loan move to Europe.

The 27-year-old heads overseas in the hope of forging a career on the continent, a decade after failing to make it at English giants Liverpool as a highly rated youngster.

He leaves City after two seasons as first-choice goalkeeper, with the A-League club not disclosing his location.

City already have Denis Genreau on the books at Dutch club PEC Zwolle, where former boss John van ‘t Schip coaches.

The Dutchman brought Bouzanis to City in 2016 from Western Sydney.

Bouzanis was a divisive figure among City fans, pushing popular Danish veteran Thomas Sorensen onto the bench for the 2016-17 campaign.

He also served a five-match ban for a slur on Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha during a heated Melbourne derby.

The move leaves 37-year-old Eugene Galekovic as the club’s only established goalkeeper.

Galekovic has started each of City’s two FFA Cup matches this season, keeping two clean sheets to help Joyce’s side progress to the quarter-finals.

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