Perth re-sign Castro for more Glory

Perth Glory announced that 2015-2016 Johnny Warren medallist Diego Castro will return to the club after signing a new one-year deal.

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After sweeping an unprecedented five club awards and being voted as the A-League’s best player in his maiden season Down Under, Castro said he did not want his first year in Perth to be his last and is expected to join his team-mates in early August.

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“After the year we’ve just had, I feel we have a lot of unfinished business at Perth Glory and I want to win a championship. I’ve seen what it means to the club, the members and the city and I would like to be part of history," the 33-year old Spanish marquee said.

“It’s been an amazing journey so far for me and my family and an experience we’ve loved. But it’s not just about me; it’s about the team and this city."

Castro scored 13 goals last season and is keen to improve on that and the team's finish to last season after a recent talk with Glory coach Kenny Lowe in Madrid.

“Nothing more would make me happy than to be part of a revitalised team that’s ready to hit the ground running and go all the way and win our first premiership and championship," Castro said.

Lowe was delighted to have Castro back in the fold for another season, in which he has already boosted his playing stocks.

“We know what he brings to the table and what he offers to the boys around him," Lowe said.

“We have our goals and our plans in mind and Diego is an important part of all those plans moving forward” he said.

Meanwhile, Glory captain Richard Garcia has also re-signed for another year.

“I’m very happy and excited to have re-signed for my hometown club for another year,” Garcia said.

“The squad is looking very strong and with so many home grown players returning, I’m sure the passion and pride within the squad and the fan base will be stronger than ever."



Glory has been active in the trasnfer market and already snapped up  English defender Joe Mills, Perth born Socceroos Adam Taggart, Chris Herd and Rhys Williams coupled with the one year extensions to defenders Marc Warren, Aryn Williams and Josh Risdon and the signings of goalkeepers Nick Feely and Jordan Thurtell.


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Published 14 June 2016 at 9:11am