By Neal Symons

The ‘Summer of Football’ is upon us.

With crisp blue skies and stifling hot days anticpated, as are changes to A-League sides.

Although the January transfer window may seem an eternity away, many A-League clubs would be eager to make their presence known in the market.

Clubs languishing at the bottom of the table, such as eighth placed Melbourne Victory and the seventh placed Western Sydney have fallen well below the expectations set this season.

Melbourne Victory’s midfield has received most of the external criticism, with many expecting Kristijan Dobras to depart after a slow start to life at the club.

Adelaide United winger Carlo Armiento has been linked to the club, with the 20-year old scoring two goals in the Y-League this season.

Elsewhere, the Newcastle Jets’ striking stocks are scarcely thin, with Abidel Arroyo suffering an injury and Kaine Sheppard only recently returning.

CEO Lawrence McKinna indicated the club may look to bring in a forward on-loan.

Under the Intra-League Loan rule, A-League clubs are allowed to sign under-23 players on loan from each-other.

Elsewhere, come January 23rd, forgotten Sydney FC, Schalke and now Zulte Wargem defender George Timotheu could be on his way to the A-League according Newscorp.

Meanwhile, A-League new boys Mccarthur FC have begun their inquest into potential acquisitions for their debut campaign, recently losing the battle for Milos Ninkovic with Sydney FC recently tying up the Serbian to a two year deal.

However their pursuit for pre-existing A-League talent doesn’t stop there with SBS reporting Victory’s Elvis Kamsoba, James Donachie and Corey Brown are targets, while Socceroo Tommy Oar and Bernie Ibini are also believed to be on the club’s radar.

Featured Image: Melbourne Victory