Sydney FC Striker Linked With Shock Move To Malaysia Super League

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A certain Sky Blues attacker has been linked with a move away from the A-League…

Sydney FC striker Shane Smeltz has been linked with a move to the Malaysian Super League.

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The 33-year-old New Zealand international is currently in talks with an unnamed MSL club, according to The World Game.

Smeltz, who scored against Italy at the 2010 World Cup, was an unused substitute as Sydney FC defeated ladder leaders Perth Glory 3-1 on the weekend.

The MSL side are believed to be targeting Smeltz in the April transfer window – a month before the end of the A-League regular season.

Smeltz joined the Sky Blues on a one-year deal in May and has scored three goals in ten appearances for the club after playing second-fiddle to Marc Janko, Alex Brosque and Bernie Ibini.

Former Melbourne Victory boss Mehmet Durakovic is the current manager of Malaysian giants Selangor FA, while former A-League players Robbie Cornthwaite (Selangor), Jon McKain (Kelantan) and Ryan Griffiths (Sarawak) currently ply their trade in the MSL.

In 2010, Smeltz agreed to join Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng, but quit the club just a week into his stint.

Smeltz is the A-League’s second highest goalscorer of all time behind Melbourne Victory stalwart Archie Thompson and has previously played in England and Turkey.

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