Perth Glory have signed 29-year old Dutch Eredivisie veteran Guyon Fernandez for the coming season, subject to a medical.
Fernandez joins Glory after a disappointing stint with NAC Breda earlier this year where he scored just twice from 15 games, but had an impressive record in front of goal at his previous clubs, including Feyenoord where he scored seven goals in 28 appearances and Excelsior where he found the net 28 times in 67 games over three seasons.
He also briefly played alongside Socceroo Trent Sainsbury while on loan at PEC Zwolle.
Included in the centre forward's tally during his time in the Netherlands were two goals in PEC’s 5-1 demolition of Ajax in the 2013/14 KNVB Cup Final.
Glory coach Kenny Lowe said he was delighted with the signing: “I’m sure he will come in and inject some real quality into our final third – that’s why we’ve signed him.
“I’m looking forward to seeing him link up with Diego (Castro) when he comes in. It’s exciting times for everyone at the club as we build towards what’ll hopefully be a great season.”
New Perth Glory FC CEO, Peter Filopoulos, was also looking forward to seeing the new forward in action.
“We want to bring players to the club that will get the fans on their feet and Guyon will certainly do that,” Filopoulos said.
“He’s hungry for goals and for success, so I have no doubt that he will put a lot of smiles on the faces of Glory fans this season.”
Fernandez will arrive in Perth to begin training with his new team mates in the coming month.comments