The Perth Glory have announced the departure of Chris Ikonomidis, as speculated by Kick360 several days ago.
Perth CEO Tony Pignata reassured supporters that they made every effort to re-sign the current Socceroo and former A-League Young footballer of the Year
“Unfortunately, he has declined the opportunity to re-sign for the club and instead opted to take up an offer elsewhere” Pignata said.
“While we are naturally disappointed that we won’t see Chris in purple again next season, it is very much an amicable parting of the ways and on behalf of everyone associated with the club, I would like to thank him for the significant contribution he made on and off the field during his three years here in the West.
“We would also like to wish him all the very best in the next chapter of his career.”
Ikonomidis has been heavily linked to the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory, with both clubs making offers.
Chris is said to have accepted an offer from the Wanderers according to SEN Track therefore eliminating Melbourne Victory from the race to sign one of the most highly rated Australian free-agents on the market.
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