Nabbout wanted in Perth

28 May 2020 21:08:41 GMTPlus10

Perth Glory have been linked with a move for fringe Socceroos attacker Andrew Nabbout.

The 27-year-old is reported to have agreed to join the Glory and bring to an end his second spell with Melbourne Victory.

Nabbout, who has scored five goals and claimed three assists this season for Victory, is one of over 100 A-League players coming off contract next month.

He's had three stints in the league, one of them being at Newcastle Jets, where he scored 18 goals in 46 games.

Nabbout was the Jets' top scorer in both his seasons at the club, his form earning him a move to Urawa Red Diamonds in the J1 League.

His time in Japan was unsuccessful and he left after playing 12 games and failing to score.

Nabbout has played nine times for Australia, eight of his appearances coming in 2018 when he went to Russia as part of the World Cup squad under coach Bert van Marwijk.

He began his A-League career with Victory in 2013 and helped them win the 2015-16 domestic double before being cut by the club and moving to Malaysia's Negeri Sembilan.

A-League players have been advised by the PFA to hold off on contract decisions, but it's understood Nabbout has an in-principle agreement in place to head west.

Perth have a four-point cushion inside the Finals Series places, while Victory are next-to-bottom with just five wins from their 21 games so far.

Victory have lost both their last two matches, going down 4-1 at home to defending champions Sydney FC and then 3-0 away to Wellington Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Australia areĀ 81.00 to win the 2021 Copa America.

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