Perth Glory have suffered another blow with star striker Andy Keogh joining the exodus from the A-League outfit.
The Irish international has been offered a lucrative deal to play overseas, which the club was unable to match.
It follows protracted negotiations with the 29-year-old, whose contract was due to expire at the end of next season.
Payments to Keogh were at the centre of last season's salary cap scandal which saw Glory dumped out of the finals and fined $269,000 by Football Federation Australia.
There was no suggestion the player was aware of any irregularity.
Keogh’s departure robs the club of significant firepower. The striker was on-fire for Perth in the early part of the season and contributed 12 goals to Perth’s ill-fated 2014-15 campaign.
His departure is another blow to the club who has already lost young gun Jamie Maclaren, experienced goalkeeper Danny Vukovic and Scott Jamieson among others.
Keogh fired Glory’s impressive title charge last season but the goals fell-off towards the end of the campaign.
He also made headlines in February when he and teammate Josh Risdon were arrested for unruly behaviour outside an Adelaide nightclub.comments