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Olyroo Wales tipped to go West

Lachlan Wales Source: AAP

Former Melbourne City winger Lachlan Wales is expected to link with cross-town rivals Western United for the next A-League season.

On Wednesday Wales’ departure from City was formally announced. He joined the A-League club in 2018 from the Central Coast Mariners.

The 22-year-old, who hails from Terrigal, scored three goals in 53 appearances for City.

He helped the club to the A-League grand final in August, where City were beaten by Sydney FC 1-0.

The World Game understands the Olyroo, who has played four times for Australia’s Under-23s, is off to join Western United.

The Mark Rudan-coached outfit recently announced the departures of Valentino Yuel, Thierry Iradukunda, Oskar Dillon and Patrick Antelmi.

Western United were knocked out of this season’s A-League finals by Melbourne City.

The club has been approached for comment.