Melbourne City FC re-signs midfielder Anthony Caceres

Melbourne City FC can confirm it has extended the loan deal of Anthony Caceres for a further season from sister club Manchester City.

The 24-year-old will remain in Melbourne for 2017/18, making 30 appearances in all competitions during the 2016/17 season.

Caceres, who returned to CFA Melbourne on Friday, said he was excited to continue something special with Melbourne City.

"I'm very excited," Caceres said.

"I feel that as a Club and as individuals we've learned a lot from last season and I think everyone is in the right frame of mind to build upon what is already here and improve on things.

"There is a bit of unfinished business here and I'm keen on improving as a player and as a person so hopefully I can deliver my best."

The surrounds of CFA Melbourne had also helped the midfielder make the decision to extend his loan at the Club, saying the professional environment has played an important role in his development.

"I enjoy the facilities that the Club offers and the environment in the changeroom is great," he said.

"Everything is here for us to work well and it is up to us to take it to the next level so I am excited by the challenge."

"I think we as a team and myself as a player have the same ambitions as the start of last season which is to win every bit of silverware we can win.

"It is a long way to go but that goal is always at the forefront of our minds as players so we will be working towards that over the course of the pre-season and hopefully I can be a big part of that success this year."

The midfielder found the back of the net twice during the last campaign, recording four assists and creating 23 chances in an impressive run of form in the second half of the season.

City commences their pre-season schedule on Monday 19 June at CFA Melbourne.

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