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Fulham Striker Leaves On Loan To Join The A-League

Young Craven Cottage forward allowed to head to the A-League for the rest of the season.

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Young Fulham striker Corey Gameiro has been allowed to leave Craven Cottage for the remainder of the season to join A-League side Wellington Phoenix.

Australian under-19 international Gameiro has yet to appear for Fulham, but has had first-team football at Dutch second division side FC Eindhoven where he played eight times during a loan spell earlier this season and at Hayes & Yeading in non-league football last season.

And the 20-year-old has been allowed to join New Zealand-based Wellington Phoenix, who play in the Australian A-League, for the rest of the campaign to gain further experience. He is expected to make his debut next weekend against Brisbane Roar.

Wollongong-born Gameiro, who is behind the likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Hugo Rodellaga and Bryan Ruiz, in the pecking order at Fulham, joined the London club from South Coast Wolves in Australia having come through the youth ranks.

Gameiro displayed his talent representing Australia in the AFC Under-19 Championships as he scored all six of his country’s goals in the tournament to secure qualification to the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup which he will be selected for.

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