The Australian top flight Football is starting to lure some really good players especially the veterans.
The 37-year old Luis Garcia recently joined Central Coast Mariners and a couple of other veterans might also be on the plane to Australia soon.
John Utaka, who is without a club at the moment, and Yossi Benayoun, who is playing in his homeland Israel, both are believed to be interested in the offers from the Australian league.
Gustavo Crnko is the representative of these two players in the market and in one of his latest interviews; he did drop hints that he was busy negotiating deals for his clients in Australia.
According to Crnko, the way of living in Australia is quite appealing and that’s why, a lot of managers as well as the players are showing interest in pursuing their careers over there.
In the words of Crnko, “The no. of professionals getting attracted to A-League is increasing fast, be it players or managers, they want to go there. The reason, I believe, is that Australian lifestyle is quite fascinating.”
“If we manage to contribute in the development of Football in that part of the world, we would be happy and it would be great for the overall sake of the game as well.”
Crnko actually represents many Football professionals and he did not take any particular name in his interview.
So, it was a bit unclear which managers and players he was talking about, but, some of the other reports suggest that it’s Benayoun and Utaka who have been approached by the Australian clubs.
As far as Benayoun is concerned, he was believed to finish his career at Maccabi Haifa only and take up an administrative role at the club thereafter, but, he appears to have changed his mind now.