ALM Squad Update: Khelifi signs new deal, Azubel departs

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that Salim Khelifi has signed a new, two-year contract with the club.

The Tunisian international has made a major impact since arriving at the beginning of the current campaign, starting each of the club’s eight games to date and claiming his first assist in last week’s draw with Wellington Phoenix.

Glory Head Coach Ruben Zadkovich and Head of Recruitment, Andy Keogh, have both been hugely impressed by the way the gifted 28-year-old has conducted himself on and off the field.

“Salim has been a real shining light with his professionalism and personality around the group,” said Zadkovich.

“His tactical understanding and versatility make him very valuable and his performances warranted reward.

“We are delighted to secure his services for the next couple of seasons.”

“Salim has proven to be a really positive addition to the club,” added Keogh, “and we look forward to continuing to work with him in the coming years.”

The club can also confirm that striker Ben Azubel has had his contract terminated by mutual consent in order to take up an opportunity in Thailand.

The 29-year-old made four starts and two substitute appearances in purple after signing in the off-season.

“We would like to thank Ben for his efforts and wish him all the best in the next stage of his football journey,” said Keogh.