ADAMSTOWN product James Georgeff has been on an international journey most Newcastle footballers only dream about.The target man arrived home in Newcastle last week for the first time in two years, but still has his sights set on foreign soil.He plans to spend the next month at home visiting family and friends and sorting out a new international contract.At 26, his resume resembles that of a seasoned professional.Bulgarian first division, the US Major League Soccer and Portugal's third-tier competition have all been part of the classy striker's soccer career.Next month Georgeff will head to Gold Coast United to train with the new A-League glamour club and he is likely to make an appearance at Edgeworth Eagles training to regain fitness.Georgeff is the son of former local player and coach Stase Georgeff and nephew of current Eagles co-coach Robert Jovanovski.At 15 years and 10 months Georgeff became the youngest player to play first grade in the Northern NSW State League for Adamstown, and he scored five goals in his first five games.Georgeff still rates his Rosebud coach, Neil Owens, among his best.He left Adamstown to play with Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Sofia, before signing with US college club Clemson University in South Carolina.After two seasons he moved to the University of Florida.Once he graduated, Georgeff became the first Australian to be drafted into the MLS, when selected by then champions Houston Dynamo in 2007. The following week he was the No.1 draft pick in the Major Indoor Soccer League, but Georgeff opted to stay with outdoor soccer at Houston."I wasn't even watching the [MLS] draft," he said. "One of the guys on the US national team, a former room-mate in college, Stuart Holden, called me up and was screaming at me saying, 'Jimmy, you're coming to play with me in Houston,' and I was like, 'Nice joke, buddy.' "A lack of opportunities with Houston last year caused Georgeff to look elsewhere, and he signed a short-term deal with Portuguese second-division FC Arouca in January.His focus is now on earning a new contract in Europe, and there have been several offers from Portugal. "One day I'd certainly like to come back to Australia, and especially Newcastle, to end my career that would be nice," Georgeff said. "I do realise this doesn't last forever, so I am just enjoying playing while I can."