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Fulham's Grameiro joins Phoenix

February 9, 2013
By ESPN staff

The Wellington Phoenix have nabbed Fulham striker Corey Gameiro on loan until the end of the season.

The Young Socceroo links-up with Ricki Herbert's men after rising to fame at the under-19 AFC Championships, scoring all six of Australia's goals as it advanced to the 2013 FIFA under-20 World Cup.

Gameiro joins after a recent loan spell at Dutch club FC Eindhoven where he made eight appearances, but has yet to make a senior appearance for Fulham.

"It is important to establish relationships with clubs around the world and it is exciting that we are now forming one with an English Premier League side," Herbert said. "Having players coming this way is good for the future of the club."

The Phoenix hope to have Gameiro available for the trip to reigning champion Brisbane Roar.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.