Perth Glory’s second string goalkeeper Jack Duncan has agreed to terms with Danish side Randers. Randers was the club that Mat Ryan almost signed for before signing for Club Brugge. While Duncan only played a single game for the Glory in the past season, this could be a sign of things to come for Perth. It was suggested that there would be a large exodus from the Perth players due to the salary cap scandal.
However, rival club officials have stated that there is a pact with Perth stating that they will not pursue Perth Glory players unless the player and the club agree to mutually terminate their contract. This means that players will not be able to terminate their contract for reasons to do with the salary cap without the club’s permission. This pact has been said to include up to eight A-League clubs including Central Coast Mariners, Adelaide United and Newcastle Jets.
Many clubs will be looking at Perth as ways to boost their squad though, and this is the case with Jaime Maclaren. Maclaren was a shining star for Perth last season and this has created a large amount of demand for young striker. It is expected that Maclaren will make a decision on his future in the coming weeks with Newcastle Jets being linked heavily with the Perth striker. As he is originally from Melbourne, a move to his former home would also be quite likely.
These signs are not good for Perth fans who are beginning to have to face seeing some of their favourite players leave as they attempt to get back in line with the FFA regulations. At this rate it appears that Perth will have to build an almost completely new squad, which will not be an easy task for a team with such bad publicity.