Thwaite and Golec set to exit Perth Glory

Michael Thwaite could be on the move to China Source: AAP

The departures are continuing for Perth Glory with the A-League club confirming Antony Golec will depart this week and Michael Thwaite is likely to join him.

Golec and Thwaite are just the latest players to exit Glory who currently sit half a dozen points outside the top six after a gritty 2-2 draw at home to Melbourne City on Saturday night.

Last week, Perth said goodbye to international pair Sidnei Sciola and Guyon Fernandez with Republic of Ireland striker Andy Keogh returning during the January transfer window.

Golec and Thwaite join Jamie Maclaren, Rostyn Griffiths, Danny Vukovic, Mitch Nichols and Scott Jamieson who left after last season after the salary cap scandal that saw the club banned from taking part in finals.

Glory chief executive Peter Filopoulos revealed Golec is moving to Moldovan outfit FC Sheriff after playing just six games for Perth after signing from Western Sydney Wanderers earlier this season.

"We're finalising the terms of that subject to the medical being OK which we understand it was," Filopoulos said.

"We'll be finalising the terms of that transfer this week I would imagine."

Thwaite has been a cornerstone of the Glory's defence for three-and-a-half seasons.

But once he let his feelings known on the club's salary cap drama last year, his days were numbered.

He has been sidelined the last two weeks and it appears a matter of time until he heads to a Chinese club.

"There are some conversations and some correspondence with a couple of Chinese clubs through various agents, but we haven't finalised anything as yet," Filopoulos said.

"I'm sure over the course of this week there will be some developments on that front. Michael's got some ambitions and we've known that for several months.

"He did have an agreement with the club that if something did come his way during the course of his remaining contract which ends in May, that we wouldn't stand in his way."

In better news for Glory, fringe Australia defender Josh Risdon won't be let go anytime soon.

"There's been no discussion on Josh Risdon leaving within this window and we are very keen for him to renew his contract here at the club for another two years," Filopoulos said.

"We are in deep discussions with him and his management at the moment."

Source: AAP