Dutch forward to fly in to Perth

Perth Glory FC has announced the signing of Dutch striker Guyon Fernandez, subject to the successful completion of a medical.

Fernandez joins Glory after playing the majority of his career in the Eredivisie - the highest echelon of football in the Netherlands.

The 29-year-old’s clubs include Dutch powerhouse Feyenoord where he scored seven goals in 28 appearances.

He also featured for NAC Breda, Excelsior and PEC Zwolle where he briefly played alongside former Glory youth representative and current Socceroo, Trent Sainsbury.

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The centre forward added a further 40 goals in 106 appearances to his tally during the rest of his time in the Netherlands, including 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 acquisition of Fernandez to the squad.

“I’m sure he will come in and inject some real quality into our final third – that’s why we’ve signed him,” Lowe said.

“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.