Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory have completed an A-League transfer deadline day swap which has resulted in Carlo Armiento and Luke Ivanovic switching clubs.
In need of a left-sided attacker, the Roar approached the Glory about signing Armiento.
Wanting a player in return, Perth was happy to let Armiento go to Brisbane, provided the Roar gave them Ivanovic.
The deal was completed late on Monday night as the midnight transfer deadline approached.
“It was a football decision,” Roar coach Warren Moon.
“We wanted a left-sided player in attack and we liked what Carlo had to offer.
“It was best for and will be best for Luke as well in terms of him being likely to get more game time in Perth.”
Armiento, 23, has also played for Adelaide United in an A-League career which started in 2018.
“I want to help contribute and play my part, whether that is assisting or scoring goals and supporting my teammates,” Armiento said.
“We play to win silverware and I’m hoping to help the Roar win as many games as possible to set us up to play finals football.”
Ivanovic, who spent one season at the Roar after joining the Queensland club from Sydney FC, hopes to become a “key asset” in Perth.
“I thought to myself that this is a great opportunity to go to such a competitive club,” the 22-year-old attacking weapon said.
“I want to be winning games and scoring goals.”
Elsewhere in the A-League, Melbourne Victory has signed Nathan Konstandopoulos after the midfielder was released from the final year of his deal with Melbourne Victory.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to make the move to Melbourne and give it my all this season with Victory,” Konstandopoulos said.
Victory coach Tony Popovic said Konstandopoulos was an “energetic player with an ability to play a range of roles across the midfield”.
“We know he will be an important addition to the team as we make our final preparations for the start of the A-League competition,” Popovic said.