Perth Glory FC has boosted its attacking line-up after re-signing Andy Keogh for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 Hyundai A-League seasons.
Despite receiving several offers from other rival A-League clubs, Glory secured his signature once the Irishman revealed his intention to return to Australia from overseas.
“Once we became aware that Andy’s playing stint at Thai Premier League Club, Ratchaburi had come to an end – we immediately made contact to get him back at the club and re-join his family in sunny Perth. We did not want to wait till the end of the season and risk losing him to another club” said Glory CEO, Peter Filopoulos.
Keogh, scored 12 goals in the Hyundai A-League and five (5) goals in the FFA Cup last season.
“I’ve always said that I left Perth with a heavy heart. My stint in Asia didn’t work out the way I intended, however I’m glad to have teamed up yet again with Kenny Lowe and the boys at Perth Glory” an emphatic Keogh said.
“I am committed to helping Perth Glory become a powerhouse in the A-League and pledge to do my best to see it return to its glory days.”
Keogh’s contract effectively commences in January 2016 but the club is hopeful he can still play this season.
“While our visa spots for the current season are full (at the maximum allowable limit of five) we have not given up hope that Andy Keogh could be playing football wearing a Perth Glory jersey in the 2015/16 season.”
“We have until February 2 to register him within the January transfer window, should the opportunity materialise” Filopoulos said.
Glory will play Central Coast Mariners on Saturday in what will be the first of three back-to-back home games at nib Stadium.
Kick-off against the Mariners is 6.40pm and tickets are available HERE
Andrew Declan Keogh
DOB: 16 May 1986 (29)
Born: Dublin Republic of Ireland
30 caps for the Republic of Ireland (2007-2012)
Scored 17 goals in 32 matches (A-League and FFA Cup) for Perth Glory FC in season 2014/15
*Keogh has been awarded the number 9 jersey