Josh Risdon set to leave Perth Glory

Josh Risdon set to leave Perth Glory


Perth Glory have announced fullback Josh Risdon is set to leave the club at the end of the season.

The defender has rejected the offer of a new deal, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Perth Glory Football Club would like to advise defender Josh Risdon has rejected a strong offer to stay at the club for at least the next two seasons, opting instead to continue his career outside of Western Australia from next season,” the club said in a statement.

The 24-year old was re-signed by the club last year on a one-year deal and over the past several weeks, the club had been negotiating with the player and his management team, to renew his contract for another two seasons.

Club CEO Peter Filopoulos said contract negotiations with the 24-year old Bunbury born Socceroo and his management ceased today.

Risdon believes now is the right time in his career to take the next step in his footballing journey.

“This has not been an easy decision.  I feel the time is right for me to explore a new adventure and grow in a different environment and move out of my comfort zone in Western Australia,” he told the club’s official website.

“For the past seven years I have bled purple and I owe a lot to Perth Glory and my coaches. It’s here where I have been fortunate to lead the team on the park and as a result earn a berth in the Socceroos.”

Reports have suggested a move to the Western Sydney Wanderers could be on the cards for the Socceroo.