Perth Glory extend contracts with key trio

Chris Harold, Joel Chianese and Jacob Italiano agree to sign new deals with Perth Glory, the club announced on Thursday.

Harold has penned a two-season contract which is set to extend his stint at the club to a remarkable eight years.

Meanwhile, Chianese will enjoy his third season in Glory and hope to make a major impact in the final third of the last term.

As for Italiano, he has moved from being on a scholarship to a full contract for what will be his final season ahead of a permanent move to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Glory’s Football Director Jacob Burns regards the three widemen as key components in the reshaping of the club’s squad.

Chris, Joel and Jacob are all players with the potential to get people out of their seats,” Burns said on the club’s official website.

“Their pace and technical ability give us that vital cutting edge in the final third and in the case of Chris and Joel, we saw towards the end of last season just how effective they can be when fully fit and firing on all cylinders.

“Obviously Jacob is hugely exciting young player who was given his opportunity to make his mark in senior football last year and certainly took full advantage of that. It’s great that we have him back on loan from Monchengladbach and I’m sure we’ll see him continue to fulfill his massive potential.”