It’s a blow to lose Vukovic – Central Coast Mariners’ Arnold

New Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold admits it is a blow to be losing number one goalkeeper Danny Vukovic.

The 25-year old is on the verge of signing a contract with Turkish club Konyaspor and Arnold, who has recently returned from his as Australian national team duties in South Africa, said he would be hard to replace.

“It’s a blow losing Danny and something I didn’t expect when I got back from South Africa,” Arnold said.

“But this is the first concrete offer Danny has had since the A-League started and how could you stop him from going? He has given the club excellent service.”

Vukovic has been the number one stopper at Buetongue Stadium for most of the past five seasons and his departure will be a huge loss for the Gosford club.