Brisbane Roar announced on Tuesday they had signed former A-League Golden Boot winner Adam Taggart from rivals Perth Glory.
The 24-year-old won the golden boot award with Newcastle Jets in 2013/14 season and has scored a career total of 39 A-League goals from 92 appearances.
Despite managing just 14 appearances with Perth Glory last season, Taggart was still the club’s leading scorer with nine goals.
“I’m ready to hit the ground running in pre-season and I’m excited for what the future holds,” Taggart said in a Roar statement, as quoted by news.com.au.
“I cannot wait to start working with John and the rest of the team.
“It’ll be a special moment for me when I get to run out onto Suncorp Stadium for the first time in orange.”
However, Glory owner Tony Sage has blasted Adam Taggart as a “liar” after understanding that the former Socceroos striker was joining Brisbane Roar.
“It’s not only extremely disappointing when you take a player who is at the crossroads in his career with injury, nurse him through at great expense and finally we get him right and then leaves with no thanks or even the decency to tell us … no he just lets the other club announce it,” Sage posted on Facebook.
“Blindsided.. he said he would wait till our new coach was appointed.. so a liar as well. He would have been our highest paid player but all we got was a 2 fingered salute. That’s not a GLORY player.”