SWINDON Town could become the first port of call for Australian players looking to break into the English game.

That is the wish of new owner Clem Morfuni, who hails from Down Under and revealed more about his plans for the club in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.

Morfuni is the first Australian to have full ownership of an English professional club and says this presents a unique opportunity for future Socceroos stars.

“We’ve got so many good Aussie kids who want to play football but when they get to 17, it drops off the cliff, there’s nowhere to go,” he said. 

“Unless you go through the lower leagues you’re never going to get [straight] to the Premier League.

“I’ll tell you now. You’ve got a better chance getting into these lower leagues, learning the ropes, learning how it actually works in England because it’s a tough market.”

Morfuni is planning for Town’s director of football Ben Chorley to visit Australia next year to assess the local talent.

The businessman also addressed why he wanted to take ownership of a club like Town as opposed to a club in Australia.

“I do pump a lot of money into football here as well,” he said. 

“People are going to ask, why didn’t I buy an A-League club? I thought the opportunity to try and buy an English club is a lot better because when you go up the leagues, you can make a lot more money.

“If I get in the Championship I get £10 million. 

“The difference between here and there is you’re buying and selling players. 

"If I buy a kid for 50 grand, I can go and sell him for a million quid, or two, or five. Then you get a sell-on clause on their contract.”

Morfuni recently returned to Australia a couple of weeks ago, leaving Rob Angus in charge of the day-to-day running of Swindon Town. 

He is expected to return to Swindon in time for Christmas and the subsequent January transfer window. 

Town have made a promising start to the Morfuni era and sit just outside the League Two play-off places.

They are at home to Colchester United tomorrow afternoon (3pm).