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Official: Fulham striker Gameiro joins Phoenix

With his loan spell at FC Eindhoven proving frustrating, promising Fulham striker Corey Gameiro has moved closer to home with a loan spell at Wellington Phoenix

GOAL.com Indonesia   By GOAL AUSTRALIA

Wellington Phoenix have added depth to their squad, with Fulham's Australian striker Corey Gameiro joining the club on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old shot to prominence at the Under-19 AFC championship, scoring all six of Australia's goals at the tournament to help them qualify for the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

He has not made a senior match for Fulham, but featured eight times for Dutch Eerstie Divisie club FC Eindhoven on a loan spell for the first half of the 2012-13 season.

"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," Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert said.

"Having players coming this way is good for the future of the club."

Gameiro should be available to make his debut next week against the Brisbane Roar.

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