Glory finalise Keogh exit

Perth Glory have confirmed the termination of star striker Andy Keogh’s contract.

It is understood the Irish international has signed with Thai Premier League outfit Ratchaburi which finished fourth in the nation's top-flight last season.

Keogh had one year remaining on his deal, with a one year option, and was expected to return to training last Monday, after being granted extended leave.

But last week Glory  revealed the 29-year old had been offered an overseas offer, which the A-League outfit could not compete with.
The club made it clear the striker's exit would be blocked without proper compensation.

Chairman Tony Sage said the Irishman and the club had parted ways amicably.

“We’re sad to see Andy go and he isn’t happy he’s going either," Sage said.

"I know he is going to miss Perth a lot but I’m confident this isn’t the last time we see him in a Perth Glory jersey. We wish him well on his next football adventure."

Head coach Kenny Lowe is said to be close to signing another striker for the 2015/16 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.