9 Jul 2010

Smeltz may be off to England

7:21 pm on 9 July 2010

The All Whites striker Shane Smeltz is likely to largely sit out the pre-season for his A-League club Gold Coast United as he negotiates a possible big money deal with another club outside Australia.

Gold Coast coach Miron Bleiberg told a local newspaper that the club wishes him well should he head offshore - possibly to England.

Smeltz put himself in the international shop window with his goal against holders Italy at the World Cup at Nelspruit.