January is often a month of hustle and bustle in the football world as clubs frantically look to unload and bring in players as title races and relegation fights start to get serious.
On the Caltex Socceroos front however there hasn’t been a whole lot of change to report with only two members of the national set-up swapping clubs during the month.
AUSSIES ABROAD: Mooy makes Huddersfield return
Defender Milos Degenek waved goodbye to Red Star Belgrade as he swapped the Serbian winter for sunny Saudi Arabia, signing for Al-Hilal.
The Saudi giants will be well-known to Australian fans after they were defeated in the 2014 AFC Champions League Final by Western Sydney Wanderers.
The move is well-deserved for Degenek after the 24-year-old performed with aplomb over the past six months in the Serbian Superliga as well as playing a key part in a famous win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.
Alex Gersbach is another Australian on the move, signing for Dutch side NAC Breda after three seasons with Norway’s Rosenberg.
The 21-year-old left back is sure to have learned a lot during his time with the Norwegian powerhouse and will look to hit the ground running in the Netherlands.
Aussies Abroad: Milligan triumphs in battle of the Aussies, Jeggo suffers defeat in Austria
There were two Caltex Socceroos in action across Europe on Saturday morning (AEDT) as Mark Milligan and Jimmy Jeggo stepped out for Hibernian and Austria Vienna respectively.... Milligan played the full 90 in Scotland as Hibs overcame Dundee in a 4-2 thriller at Dens Park. AUS
Aussies Abroad: Vukovic injured as Genk exit Europa League
It wasn’t a happy night in the UEFA Europa League for Danny Vukovic as he was stretched off in Genk’s 4-1 loss to Slavia Prague on Friday morning (AEDT). AUSSIES ABROAD: Vukovic features in top-two battle NEW DEAL: In-form Vukovic rewarded with contract extension Still sco
When to watch your Caltex Socceroos this weekend
There's plenty for Caltex Socceroos fans to sink their teeth into this weekend with our homegrown heroes gearing up for some massive matches. Mathew Leckie attempts to slay a giant in Germany, two Aussies set aside national team loyalties in Denmark and Aaron Mooy goes on the
In-form Vukovic earns Genk contract extension
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic has been rewarded for his excellent form with a two-season contract extension at Belgian club KRC Genk. The 33-year-old's deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign but the Pro League leaders have taken up their option to extend