12 Jul 2010

Smeltz off to China

6:39 am on 12 July 2010

The All Whites striker Shane Smeltz is flying to China today to complete his medical tests after his A-league club Gold Coast announced they'd agreed to sell him for an undisclosed sum.

A host of clubs had been circling for Smeltz services, and the successful club Shandong Luneng is currently third in the Chinese Super League.

Smeltz was the A-League's golden boot last season, and his successful World Cup campaign included a goal against the defending champions Italy.