Perth Glory on verge of signing Unirea’s Burns

Perth Glory are on the verge of signing central midfielder Jacob Burns.

Perth Glory are on the verge of signing central midfielder Jacob Burns.

The 31-year old is currently playing in Romania with Unirea Urziceni but looks set to join the A-League club as soon as the deal is finalised.

It is believed that Burns will sign a three-year deal and when that is complete will join pre-season training at the end of the month.

"I've known Jacob for many years and he's a bit of a character," said Glory coach Dave Mitchell.

"He is a good player and he is a great signing.

"And Burns, he is a winner, he is very competitive and on the fringes of the Socceroos, although I know Pim Verbeek is very fond of him.

"So he does not see it is a disadvantage coming back to the A-League. He thinks coming back here will enhance his chances."

Burns has also had stints with Polish club Wisla Krakow along with English clubs Barnsley and Leeds United.

Have your say