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Smeltz to join Perth Glory

Shane Smeltz has left Gold Coast United to join rival A-League club Perth Glory.

The New Zealand international came out of contract and was be free to leave United, the club he returned to from a disappointing spell with Turkish club Genclerbirligi earlier in the season.

Smeltz has joined the Western Australian club as their marquee player and his contract is expected to fetch him $1.2million over three years.

The announcement has not yet been officially made but it seems almost certain that the Glory will hold a press conference this week.

The signing is expected to put pressure on the career of Robbie Fowler who may not be needed by Perth if the Smeltz deal goes through.

Andrew Slevison
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