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Ex-West Ham youth star Mehmet admits he had options prior to Australia move

Billy Mehmet has revealed he had options to remain in the UK before he signed with A-League club Perth Glory on Monday.

The 27-year old former West Ham United youth academy player went on to ply his trade for Dunfermline Athletic and St Mirren before turning his hand to Turkish football with Genclerbirligi and Samsunspor but has now linked with the Western Australian club despite having offers from Scotland and England including a trial spell with Notts County.

"I had options back home, that is true," he told skysports.com.

"But as I proved when I moved to Turkey, I am not frightened to look elsewhere and I was always aware of other things on the table.

"There was not just Australia, but the offer from Perth was a huge appeal to me, and I am delighted to be here.

"I am not saying I will never return, but I am confident if I do well with Perth then what happens next will take care of itself."

Andrew Slevison
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