George Timotheou is on the verge of an Australian homecoming to link up with A-League expansion club Western United.
It is understood Timotheou is close to securing a deal to join the Victorian club with coach Mark Rudan extremely interested in the Canberra export.
Timotheou was in Canberra during the Christmas break and attracted interest from A-League clubs including the Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United.
The 22-year-old may link up with Western United this month for a return to Australia, having been plying his trade with Belgian First Division A club Zulte-Waregem.
Timeotheou told The Canberra Times last month he is desperately seeking more game time after missing Graham Arnold's under-23 squad for the Asian championships.