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Damjanović "Would Love To Come And Play In Australia": Paul Williams On Suwon's Montenegrin Superstar
Suwon Bluewings striker Dejan Damjanović put Sydney FC to the sword last night, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win away to the reigning A-League champions.
Asian football expert Paul Williams believes the big Montenegrin would jump at the chance of a move down under.
“I’m relatively friendly with Dejan and I’ve spoken to him plenty of times, and he says he’d love to come and play in Australia,” Williams told Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s Calcio Café this morning.
“Whether [A-League] clubs would be willing to invest their time and money in a player who’s spent the majority of his career in Korea, who knows, but he would love to come and live in Australia,” he continued.
Williams himself would certainly endorse the move.
“He’d be a fantastic player to come and play in the A-League – we’ve seen time and again his quality.”
The 36 year-old Damjanović has proven pedigree in the K-League, having scored a combined 148 goals in 250 games in two spells with FC Seoul, before making a controversial move to their arch-rivals Suwon in January.
Williams went on to bemoan the A-League’s lack of Asian recruitment.
“We still don’t have the 3+1 rule which just beggars belief. Don’t listen to what people say about it being unaffordable – there are plenty of affordable players out there. What it requires is for clubs to actually set up scouting networks and develop contacts in the region to find these people.”
Calcio Café airs daily from 7am (AEDT) hosted by Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio.