The Glory continue re-shaping their squad, landing the young duo for next season. Ferguson has now added three new players to his squad, offloading five
Perth Glory's squad turnover continues unabated, with coach Ian Ferguson announcing the signings of youngsters Chris Harold and Adrian Zahra on Monday.
The Glory have not hid their need to cut costs ahead of the 2012-13 A-League season, and have wasted little time in re-shaping their squad.
Hard-working utility Harold - born in Perth - joins on a two-year contract after the demise of Gold Coast United, where spent the last two seasons and scored two goals in 25 matches.
Speedy winger Zahra, 21, arrives from Melbourne Heart on an unspecified deal, making 19 appearances in the 2010-11 campaign before his serious knee injury from then-Victory captain in Kevin Muscat's poor tackle in the city derby in January 2011.
He made no senior appearances during the 2011-12 campaign, but did return to fitness while with Heart's National Youth League side.
The duo join returning midfielder Nick Ward in signing for Perth since the club lost the A-League grand final on April 22, with Chris Coyne, Josh Mitchell, Tommy Amphlett, Todd Howarth and Andrezinho having departed.
"We identified that we needed to inject some youth and speed into our squad and both players fit the bill," Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson said via a statement.
"Chris Harold is a young West Australian who can play a variety of positions in midfield and out wide. We are delighted to have him on board.
"It's also great to add Adrian.
"We watched quite a lot of him this season as he recovered from a serious knee injury.
"In one of the games he actually scored against our youth team and all the reports are very positive."
Melbourne-born Zahra said he was "delighted" at his move west, while Harold, 19, will return to Perth in June after the completion of his law-commerce semester at university.
"I am really excited to prove myself at a club that made it all the way through to the grand final and got so close to winning the championship," Harold said.
"Moving back to Perth is a fresh start and I'm keen to try and make my mark."
Zahra, meanwhile, goes with Heart's blessing: "In successfully navigating his way through a difficult period of his career, Adrian has demonstrated immense character and deserves an opportunity to press his claims for first team football," club chief executive officer Scott Munn said.