Armiento and Aspropotamitis sign two-year Perth Glory deals

Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that forward Carlo Armiento and defender Jonathan Aspropotamitis have both penned two-year deals with the club.

21-year-old Armiento joined Glory midway through the 2019/20 A-League campaign and duly opened his account for the club with a stunning free-kick against Shanghai Shenhua in last year’s AFC Champions League.

The pacy wideman went on to make 22 A-League appearances in purple last season, scoring three goals, one of which came on his home debut against his former club, Adelaide United.

Aspropotamitis, meanwhile, was initially signed for the AFC Champions League campaign where his impressive performances at the heart of the defence earned him a contract for the duration of the 2020/21 A-League season.

The 25-year-old proceeded to chalk up 18 appearances, taking his career tally past the 80-mark.

Both players are excited to be extending their time here in the West.

“It’s an honour to sign for the club again and I’m really looking forward to the next two years,” said Armiento.

“I feel last season was a good building block for me and now I need to keep growing into next year and keep improving.

“Our goal as a team will be to make the Finals and I think we’ll have a strong squad next year which is definitely capable of pushing for that.”

Roar v Glory 2021 - Carlo Armiento on the ball

“I’m very pleased to have re-signed,” said Aspropotamitis.

“There were some very good signs in the way we finished the season with just the one defeat in the last eight games and I’ve also been really pleased with some of the new signings we’ve made since then.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time in Perth, which is a beautiful city and it’s a great playing group, so all of that was factored in to my decision.

“Now I’m looking forward to working hard to make sure that next year is a really positive one in which we make the Finals.”

Glory Head Coach Richard Garcia, meanwhile, is confident that Armiento and Aspropotamitis will have important roles to play once again in the coming seasons.

“Jonathan really came on in leaps and bounds last season having not played a lot of football in the last few years,” he said.

“He really flourished and we’re looking for him to kick on again next year.

“Carlo also produced some very good performances.

“He’s still young and learning his trade and will continue to grow and get better as the years progress.”

Glory CEO Tony Pignata feels that the double re-signing represents another major positive for the club as the A-League squad for 2021/22 continues to take shape.

“Carlo and Jonathan are two exciting and hungry players who have impressed on and off the field since they joined us,” he said.

“Both are already a key part of the squad and I’m sure our Members and fans will enjoy seeing them play their part in what we are confident will be a successful campaign next year.”

Glory v Victory 2021 -Jonathan Aspropotamitis on the ball