Perth Glory to face Pablo Aimar in Malaysia

Alistair Edwards is taking his players to southeast Asia for an exhibition against one of his old sides, and there could be a special talent lining up for the hosts

Perth Glory could be set to take on Argentine star Pablo Aimar when they play a friendly against Johor Darul Takzim next Wednesday.

The Glory will fly to Malaysia for the run-out against coach Alistair Edwards' former club Johor, where he enjoyed a brief, successful spell during his playing career.

There could be a major drawcard luring Johor fans to see the A-League visitors, with Aimar in line to make his debut after the Malaysian Premier League club secured his services in an audacious swoop.

Once touted as the heir to Maradona, Aimar won 52 caps for Argentina and has starred for River Plate, Valenica, Real Zaragoza and Benfica.

Regardless of whether or not the La Liga title winner plays, Glory coach Edwards feels the game will be an important contest as his team continue to prepare for the 2013-14 A-League season.

"This game is a wonderful bonus to our club and our pre-season schedule ... it will provide us with another very tough and high quality opponent in what still is the very early stages of our pre-season program," he said in a statement.

"I'm sure the hit out will prove very beneficial as we build up to the start of our A-League campaign."

"I spent many years in Malaysia and had two very enjoyable seasons playing for Johor, where we won the league and Malaysia Cup double in 1991. It's going to be great returning to a place that holds such fond memories."

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