Basha made 25 league appearances and scored one goal for Victory after joining the club last year from Greek Super League side Aris Thessaloniki.

The 33-cap Albanian international leaves the club early despite holding an additional year on his two-year contract.

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โ€œI would like to thank Melbourne Victory for the way they welcomed me and my family,โ€ Basha said.

โ€œI have really enjoyed my time living in Melbourne, but I have made the decision to go back to Europe. This is the best solution for me and my family moving forward.

โ€œFinally, I would like to wish the players and the club all the best for next season.โ€

Victory acknowledged the midfielder's substantial role at the club in the midst of a difficult season on and off the pitch, in which Basha played for three different coaches in quick succession.

โ€œWe understand why Migjen has decided to return to Europe, and we thank him for his time at Victory this season,โ€ Victory GM, Drew Sherman said.

โ€œItโ€™s been an extremely challenging season for the team, the reasons have been well documented, but Migjen has been extremely professional throughout.

โ€œOn behalf of everyone at Melbourne Victory we wish Migjen and his family all the best for the next chapter of his career.โ€

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