Not even close.
I think there was an article put on here somewhere where he was considered one of the best if not the best defender in the division. He has made the USL Pro team of the season the last two seasons. At 25 it would seem to be time for him to step up and coming to the A-league is probably not a huge step forward for his career. Perhaps he thinks if he comes to the A-league at stars he could make the Socceroos and go to the World Cup.
The other question is why would City be looking at another CB?
They have 5 good CBs, Jakobsen, La Rocca, Malik, Schenkeveld and Tongyik.
Perhaps one of them is leaving. It would not be a surprise to see Schenkeveld move to Asia on big money.