Greek Australian gun John Koutroumbis is Perth Glory’s new defender the club officially announced on Twitter.
The 24-year-old versatile player who can operate at centre-back, right-back and in midfield, has signed a two year contract with Perth Glory.
Koutroubis has over 100 ISUZU UTE A-League appearances under his belt, having played for Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers.
“My decision was made easy by the way the Head Coach [Ruben Zadkovich] and others behind the scenes spoke about the new project that is going on at the club,” Koutroubis said.
“Being a part of something new and exciting sets a challenge that has unlimited potential and it motivates me.
“On a personal level, my short-term goal with the club is to make Finals and push as far as we can as a collective.
“My long-term goal is to eventually, with the help of the coaching team at Glory, sign a professional contract in Europe and win my first cap for Australia.
“I’d like to add that I’m so excited to get started with the team, to meet the lads and help build a culture of a winning mentality and get Glory back playing Finals football.”
In the announcement published by Perth Glory Ruben Zadkovich shared his excitement for the new acquisition saying that [Koutroubis] “is a player I’ve followed for a very long time”.
“He was playing regularly when he was quite young alongside a very close mate of mine, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, during his time at Newcastle. Johnny has made very good progress since those days and his game has really developed.
“That being said, I don’t think he’s anywhere close to his ceiling yet as a player, which is exciting. His versatility defensively and composure in possession will make him a very important piece of the puzzle.”